Monthly Archives: February 2016

Canadian Music Week Announces New Additions

Canadian Music Week has announced additional headliners for the event.

Tegan and Sara, Skepta, Dilly Dally, No Joy and Holy Holy, featuring long-time David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, will join  Eagles of Death Metal, The Strumbellas, Wintersleep, NAO, Ho9909 and more at assorted venues around Toronto from May 2 to 8.

Tegan Sara will play  iHeartRadio Festival at The Sheraton Centre Hotel on May 6 with X AmbassadorsColeman Hell and Jocelyn Alice.

The Phoenix will play host to the 16th annual Independent Music Awards, The Indies, on May 4 featuring performances from Wintersleep, The Strumbellas and more.

For the full line-up, venues and more, visit Canadian Music Week’s website.

Stream The Little Flames’ ‘Seven Days’ for Free

The Little Flames have shared a free stream of ‘Seven Days’ from their forthcoming album The Day is Not the Day, out on March 4 as part of Deltasonic‘s series of reissues.

The band recorded the album but split-up before it was released.

Stream Big Ups Before a Million Universes for Free

Big Ups have shared a free stream of their sophomore album Before a Million Universes ahead of its March 4 release date on Exploding in Sound Records.

They also recently unveiled the video for ‘National Parks’;

The track is a tribute to the sacrifices that frontman Joe Galarraga’s made in raising him.


The band’s four members met studying music technology at NYU, drawing inspiration from everything they saw in NYC, both good and bad.

Catch Big Ups on the following date;

03/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/09 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
03/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Station
03/11 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
03/13 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
03/14 – Houston, TX @ Super Happy Fun Land
03/15-19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Oxford, MS @ Cats Purring Dude Ranch
03/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
03/29 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
03/30 – London, UK @ The Lexington
03/31 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
04/01 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
04/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
04/04 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
04/05 – Paris, FR @ Mecanique Ondulatorie
04/06 – Brussels, BE @ VK
04/08 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
04/09 – Eindhoven, NL @ Area 51 Skate Park
04/10 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
04/11 – Vienna, AT @ B72
04/12 – Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
04/13 – Mila, IT @ Ligera
04/14 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
04/16 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
04/18 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
04/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
04/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ OT301

Stream Bryde’s ‘Help Yourself’ for Free

Brixton-based singer Bryde said that describing her new single ‘Help Yourself’ as a pep talk is a “massive understatement.”

This follows her single ‘Wait’ which she also released a video for;

The last six months has seen Bryde receive airplay on Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1. She’s been featured twice on Fresh on the Net for 6music and been declared “one to watch” by assorted music blogs.

Her music has received 30,000 listens since it was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist in October 2015.

Catch Bryde on the following dates;

12 Mar, South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
18 Mar, La Flèche d’Or, Paris, France
25 Mar, Parc Pantry, Newport
02 Apr, St Johns Church Hall, Woodbridge
05 Apr, Prince Albert, Stroud
09 Apr, Dim Sŵn Festival 2016, Cardiff
14 May, The Slaughtered Lamb, London
21 Jun, Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY, US

Glory Glory Announce Tour Dates

Halifax’s Glory Glory have announced that they are hitting the road in support of their new EP  Where the People Are.

They also shared a video of a demo session for the track, ‘If I Didn’t Get in the Way’;

Catch Glory Glory on the following dates;

March 4 – Fredericton, The Capital *with Mayors
March 6 – Montreal, Le Cagibi *with Navir
March 9 – Toronto, The Horseshoe Tavern
March 10 – Peterborough, The Garnet *with Nick Procyshyn and The Bad Milk
March 11 – Hamilton, Homegrown Hamilton *with Rhythm Church and General Sherman
March 12 – Guelph, The Cornerstone
Where The People Are
When He Woke Up

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Skrillex & Diplo’s ‘Mind’ (Featuring Kai)

The video for Skrillex and Diplo‘s ‘Mind’ chronicles the many destinations the two EDM heavyweights visited with their Jack U project.

The video features scenes filmed in Machu Picchu in Peru and Thailand’s Grand Palace, the Clippers half time show, the Full Flex Express train tour across Canada, headlining HARD Summer and so much more.

The track features vocals from Skrillex and OWSLA labelmate Kai. Skrillex unveiled the clip during a phone call to Kai on OWSLA’s third radio show on Beats 1.

Jack U’s collaboration with Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are U Now’ has gone double platinum and received over 1 billion streams worldwide, as well as earning the pair a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album. They also won both an American Music Award and MTV European Music Award for Best Collaboration.

Stream Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U for free and catch Jack U on the following dates;

3/12/2016 – Bogota, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
3/13/2016 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil
3/18/2016 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina
3/19/2016 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
4/12/2016 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/13/2016 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/15/2016 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/22/2016 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
7/8/2016 – Turku, Finland – Ruisrock
8/26/2016 – Reading, United Kingdom – Reading & Leeds Festival
8/26/2016 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Reading & Leeds Festival
8/27/2016 – Daresbury, United Kingdom – Creamfields

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: ILOVEMAKONNEN’s ‘Sellin”

To celebrate the announcement of the sixth instalment in his Drink More Water series of mixtapes, ILOVEMAKONNEN has shared the video for ‘Sellin”.

Drink More Water is out on Warner Bros. Records on March 18.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Anna Rose’s ‘Start a War’

The theme of the Shruti Ganguly-directed video for Anna Roses‘ ‘Start a War’ is loss.

In the clip, the protagonist loses his dream job and goes through a range of emotions, ultimately discovering a sense of hope.

“In ‘Start A War,’ we encounter a man who goes through these steps as he walks out with all his belongings, out of a very corporate looking office, amidst a slew of corporate buildings. As he deals with this new reality and is challenged by it, we ultimately realize, as does he, that he’s not alone. That other people before, at that time, and in the future, will go through this, and that he shouldn’t lose faith. And perhaps, if anything, he should pay attention to that inner kid, that once-upon-a-time dream. Our character had gotten caught up in the rat race and now, here is an opportunity to start again, and remember what he originally may have wanted to do with his life,” Ganguly said in a statement.

‘Start a War’ can be found on Roses’ forthcoming EP Strays in the Cut, due out this spring, release date TBA.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Cozz’s ‘Tabs’ (Featuring Bas)

Cozz has shared the video for ‘Tabs’, featuring Bas and a free download of his mixtape Nothin’ Personal.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Khun Narin Electric Phin Band’s ‘Phua Kao’

Innovative Leisure has shared the video for Thai psych-rock collective Khun Narin Electric Phin Band‘s ‘Phua Kao’ (Ex-husband) taken from their sophomore album II, out on March 25.

The band came to the label’s attention after a friend of the label, producer and sound engineer Josh Marcy, brought their attention of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ to their attention.

Marcy journeyed to Thailand to record the band’s first album and also worked on their second.

“We were lucky to get the first album done in just a 24 hour visit, but I was determined to make it back to Lom Sak for a longer time and more prepared with pedals and mics. A year and a half after the first recording, I travelled back for Songkran-Thai New Year-and finally got to see in person these amazing musicians making crowds of all ages dance while pushing their sound system miles down the road. This spirit of celebration that originally made me want to visit comes through even better on this second album, recorded on the biggest holiday in Thailand,” he said in a statement.

Innovative Leisure also shared a free stream of the band’s ‘Sut Sanaen #3’;

Khun Narin Electric Phin Band’s membership is made up of a rotating group that ranges from high school kids to men in their 60’s. The band’s set-up involves setting up at the hosting household in the morning and playing low-key sets throughout the morning, working in covers of foreign songs.

During this time, the beer and whiskey is flowing freely. After a mid-day banquet, the band will lead a parade through the neighborhood, picking up more members, as they make their way to the local temple.

Khun Narin Electric Phin Band uses a custom-made PA system consisting of eight loudspeaker horns mounted atop a large bass cabinet.