Ducks Ltd – ’18 Cigarettes’


Toronto duo Ducks Ltd (formerly Ducks Unlimited) have shared new single ’18 Cigarettes’ ahead of the release of debut album ‘Modern Fiction’ via Carpark Records on 1 October. Partly inspired by an Oasis performance of ‘Don’t Go Away in 1997, the new single finds the band looking back on a time in their lives where…

Motorists – ‘Through to You’


Canadian trio Motorists have shared new single ‘Through to You’ ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Surrounded’ on 3 September via Bobo Integral, We Are Time and Debt Offensive Records. The band are fans of R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock and Teenage Fanclub and you can hear all these influences shining through on this gorgeously…

A review of the take the cake album by musical artist Packs Toronto Canada

Packs – ‘take the cake’ album review


Initially Madeline Link’s solo project, PACKS have added three members (Shane Hooper on drums, Noah O’Neil on bass and Dexter Nash on lead guitar) to their line-up and are all set to release debut record ‘take the cake’ via Fire Talk and Royal Mountain Records. The Toronto-based band shared stages with the likes of Squirrel…

Softcult Take It Off music stream

Softcult – ‘Take It Off’


Canadian duo Softcult (Ontario-based twins Phoenix and Mercedes Arn Horn) have shared the video for ‘Take It Off’ to celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘Year of the Rat’ (available now via Easy Life Records). The EP finds the twins rallying against some of the misogynistic experiences they’ve had to put up with in…

Mav Karlo – ‘Elevator’


Menno Versteeg, the founder of Canadian label Royal Mountain Records (Mac DeMarco, Pottery, Orville Peck) has shared ‘Elevator’, the new single from his Mav Karlo project. Produced by Chris Coady, the song offers a candid exploration of Menno’s experiences with mental health and features Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls on backing vocals: ‘Whether it’s a…

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NOBRO – ‘Sick Hustle’ EP review


Montreal punks NOBRO have already gained praise from Kerrang! and slayed stadiums with The Distillers and Alexisonfire and now they’re releasing new EP ‘Sick Hustle’. There’s a stomping glam rock feel to the opening ‘Don’t Die’, a belter filled with tales of both debauchery and the more mundane aspects of modern life: ‘Who are these…

M. Ward – ‘Unreal City’


M. Ward has shared ‘Unreal City’, the second single to be taken from upcoming album ‘Migration Stories’ (out on 3 April via Anti Records). Opening with space-age synths, M. Ward starts the song with some perfectly pitched ‘da da das’ as he looks back on dreams of helicopter rides and dreams not coming true. Recorded…

Kiwi Jr Football Money album review 2020 Alvvays

Kiwi Jr – ‘Football Money’ album review


Toronto-via-Charlottetown indie rockers Kiwi Jr release debut album ‘Football Money’ via Persona Non Grata Records (Pip Blom). The record, engineered by Aaron Goldstein and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, follows shows with huge bands including Wolf Parade, New Pornographers and Alvvays. Clocking in at under 30 minutes, the 10 tracks kick off with ‘Murder…

Deanna Petcoff Stage Lights stream 2019

Deana Petcoff – ‘Stage Lights’


Toronto native Deanna Petcoff writes ‘happy songs about sad things’ and new single ‘Stage Lights’ captures this perfectly. Opening with a Kim Deal-esque bass line, Deanna starts to look back on a night where she felt a spark with a touring musician and asks ‘What if?’ She wonders what might have been if instead of…