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Raine Hamilton String Trio Shares the Video for ‘Starlight’

Raine Hamilton String Trio has shared the video for ‘Starlight’ from their sophomore album Night Sky, out on March 23.

This follows the release of ‘Lift Me Up’;

Hamilton will hold an album release party at the West End Cultural Centre in her hometown of Winnipeg on March 24. The gig will feature ASL interpretation and gender inclusive washrooms. The show will open with n artists’ circle,  featuring Abigail LapellNic Dyson, Gabriela Ocejo, and ASL poetry by Jordan Sangalang.

Hamilton believes that concerts should be an inclusive experience and offers gigs with ASL interpretation. She also offers songwriting and fiddle tune writing workshops in English and French.

“The night sky, for me, is a symbol of the beyond. It is light in the darkness,” Hamilton said in a statement “It is stillness and vulnerability. Imagery of the night sky appears again and again in these songs, the title of the album making itself known.”

She’s toured Canada extensively performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra three times as well as a gig in a cave and playing her way across Canada on VIA Rail.

Catch Raine Hamilton on the following dates;

March 24 – Winnipeg, MB – The WECC *Album Release Show* (with full band)
April 4 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment (with string trio)
April 5 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Theatre (with string trio)
April 6 – Twin Butte, AB – The General Store (solo)
April 7 – Grand Forks, BC – Seniors Hall at City Park (solo)
April 8 – Vernon, BC – Record City (solo)
April 11 – Vancouver, BC – Guilt & Co. (solo)
April 13 – Chilliwack, BC – Tractorgrease Cafe (solo)
April 14 – Lions Bay, BC – House Concert (solo)
April 21 – Toronto, ON – House Concert (solo)
April 22 – Toronto, ON – The Burdock (solo)
April 25 – Peterborough, ON – The Garnet (solo)
April 26 – Owen Sound, ON – Bleeding Carrot (solo)
April 28 – London, ON – House Concert (solo)
April 29 – Whitby, ON – UpCap Cafe Concert Series (solo)


1.  Starlight
2.  Lift Me Up
3.  To The North
4.  Robin Hood
5.  Aurora In The Meadow
6.  Everyday
7.  For Hidegard (Canon in b phrygian)
8.  La Plaine
9.  Broken Plate
10. Bury My Heart

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: pink kink’s ‘bubblebutt’

Liverpool band pink kink had this to say about the video for ‘bubblebutt’ in a statement;

“This video goes to all the feminist superheros and superheroines out there fighting catcalling, sexism & the patriarchy on a daily basis – we love you 

thanks for making the world a better place.”

The Katia Ganfield-directed video celebrates everyday “feminist superheroes”.

The band’s members come from Basque Country, Montana, Oslo and Bavaria. They’re anti-fascists with a feminist message and DIY ethos. pink kink provided support for Pussy Riot’s UK dates.

Catch them on the following dates;



17, Les Femmes s’en Melent, La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris

21, Les Femmes s’en Melent, Stereolux, Nantes

26, FEMME Issue 2 Launch, Birthdays, London



30, Leeds Oporto

31, Manchester The Eagle Inn

1, Birmingham The Victoria

2, Bristol Crofters Rights

5, London Sebright Arms

6, Southampton Heartbreakers

7, Brighton Sticky Mikes Frog Bar

8, Cardiff Buffalo Bar

12, Hull The Polar Bear

14, Edinburgh The Mash House

15, Glasgow Attic Bar

7, Blisscamp, Hampshire

21, Truck Festival, Oxford

22, Blue Dot Festival, Manchester

3, Neverworld by Leefest, Tunbridge Wells

Stream Free MP3s from Aron D’Alesio

“The Sinatra of Hamilton”, Aron D’Alesio, has shared free streams of his lo-fi takes on Gene Pitney’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ and Brian Hyland’s ‘Sealed With a Kiss’.

D’Alesio’s self-titled debut is out now on Paper Bag Records. He’s heading out on the road with Born Ruffians. Head here for details.

Stream Ellevator’s ‘Hounds’ for Free

Ellevator‘s Nabi Sue Bersche had this to say about the band’s single ‘Hounds’ in an e-mail; “Most nights I dream I’m being chased. I don’t know what this is a manifestation of – only that it started when I was a little kid, and it began as wolves or wild dogs that pursued me. Those hounds bite at my heels and prevent me from stopping to ask for help. Their howls whistle through my head, drowning out the voices of others who need help too. It’s all consuming,” she wrote.

‘Hounds’ is an acknowledgement that we need each other to survive. There’s safety in numbers. We’ve seen how ‘every man for himself’ turns out, and we need to do better,” she added.

The band’s self-titled EP is out on April 20. They will support Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good following dates at SXSW.

3/12-15 Austin, TX        SXSW Music Festival

3/16    Toronto, ON        REBEL

3/20    Winnipeg, MB        Burton Cummings Theatre

3/21     Winnipeg, MB        Burton Cummings Theatre

3/23    Calgary, AB        Grey Eagle Event Centre    

3/24    Cranbrook, BC        Western Financial Place

3/26    Edmonton, AB        Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

3/27    Edmonton, AB        Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

3/28     Prince George, BC    CN Centre

3/30     Kelowna, BC        Prospera Place

3/31    Abbotsford, BC        Abbotsford Centre        

6/23    Hamilton, ON        Tim Hortons Field


Jordan Rakei Shares the Video for ‘Eye to Eye’

Tom Ewbank, the director of Jordan Rakei‘s ‘Eye to Eye’, had this to say about the clip in a press release.

“We shot the music video on the Welsh coast in the middle of December, which came with a few challenges, not least the temperature of the sea and the weather!” Ewbank explained. “This was the first bit of acting that Jordan had done and I was initially concerned that we may struggle to transform one of the nicest and most considerate people I know into a psychopath. I’m not sure what Jordan’s performance says about him as a person but his portrayal is very convincing and at times terrifying. I’ve always enjoyed working with Jordan and I feel very fortunate to have worked with him on this project, hopefully his fans enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it.”

The track is taken from Rakei’s second album Wallflower, out now on Ninja Tune. He also shared a free stream of a remix of the track under his Dan Kye moniker;

The album finished at number two in the “Album of the Year” vote at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and it was also shortlisted for The Australian Music Prize, the Australian answer to the UK’s Mercury Prize.

Catch Jordan Rakei on the following dates;

24 Feb – Union Stage, Washington, DC
25 Feb – The Foundry at Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
26 Feb – Sinclair, Boston, MA
28 Feb – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
01 Mar – Shelter, Detroit, MI
02 Mar – SubT, Chicago, IL
03 Mar – Turf Club, Minneapolis, MN
05 Mar – Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
06 Mar – El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
08 Mar – The Fillmore San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
12 Mar – SXSW, Austin, TX
23 Mar – Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
13 Apr – Next Step, Cully, Switzerland
18 Apr – Ronnie Scott’s, London, UK
19 Apr – Ronnie Scott’s, London, UK

26 Apr – Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
03 May – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
05 May – Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham, UK
11 May – Salon IKSV, Beyoğlu, Turkey
26 May – World Island, Leeds, UK
31 May – Alexandra Palace (Bonobo support), London, UK
01 Jun – Field Day 2018, Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, UK

22 Jul – Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool, UK
27 Jul – Soundwave Festival Croatia 2018, The Garden Resort, Tisno, Croatia
17 Aug – Lowlands Festival 2018, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
18 Aug – Pukkelpop Festival, Kiewit – Hasselt, Belgium
24 Aug – Lost Village Festival, Lincoln, UK
01 Sept – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, IE

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Fishbach’s ‘Eternite’

French artist Fishbach, aka Flora Fishbach, has shared the video for ‘Eternite’ from her debut album A ta merci.

She rocketed to stardom in her native France following the album’s release in early 2017. Fishbach played a sold-out show at famed venue The Bataclan in October 2017 and won the “Album Révélation” (Best independent debut of the year) at Le Prix des Indés in November and she earned a nomination for “Best Live Act” from the French Grammys.

She released the tracks ‘Invisible Déstintégration L’Univers’ and ‘Un Autre Que Moi’ in North America in the spring of 2017 to critical acclaim.

Fishbach began making music on her iPad after leaving school at the age of 15.

She also announced the dates of her upcoming tour;

03/10 – Montreal, PQ @ Astral
03/11 – Quebec, PQ @ L’ Anti
03/13 – New York, NY @ Nublu
03/14-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Fischerspooner’s ‘Butterscotch Goddam’

Fischerspooner have shared the Carlo Van de Roer-directed video for ‘Butterscotch Goddam’ from Sir, their first album in nearly a decade, out now on Ultra Records.

Sir was produced by Michael Stipe of REM in Athens, Georgia with contributions from Stipe’s close collaborator Andy LeMaster along with additional production by BOOTS (Beyonce, Run The Jewels, FKA Twigs). The album was mixed by both Stuart White (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and LeMaster. It also features contributions by Spooner’s longtime collaborator Le Chev and Thomas Haskett.

“The song is about a tumultuous love affair. We shot the video entirely in-camera, using optical devices and new filmmaking tools to play with the push and pull of a dichotomous relationship, and the accumulating distortion of reality that comes with that,” Van de Roer said in a statement.

Catch Fischerspooner on the following dates;

March 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
March 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
March 16 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

1. Stranger Strange
2. TopBrazil
3. Togetherness ft. Caroline Polachek
4. Everything Is Just Alright
5. Have Fun Tonight
6. Discreet
7. Strut
8. Get It On
9. I Need Love
10. Butterscotch Goddam ft. Johnny Magee
11. Dark Pink
12. Try Again ft. Andy LeMaster
13. Oh Rio ft. Holly Miranda