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…

Dana Gavanski – ‘Catch’


Toronto musician Dana Gavanski follows up the excellent ‘One by One’ with new single ‘Catch’. Available as limited edition 7″ via Dana’s Bandcamp, the song was produced by Mike Lindsay (a member of Tunng and Lump alongside Laura Marling), Dana describes the song as ‘an attestation to the daily struggle to be inspired and how…

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…

Mutes, Fast Romantics, Husky Loops, Magana and Analog Candle


Mutes – ‘Vanishing‘ Birmingham shoegazers Mutes have unveiled the first song from their debut long player and ‘Vanishing’ is possibly their most immediate song yet. It sounds like Cloud Nothings grappling with Johnny Foreigner and has a post-punk sound that immediately prickles the ears. There’s even a completely gloriously clashing breakdown to signal the ending.…

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Merival – ‘Lovers’ EP review


Since arriving in Toronto in 2012, Merival has been a figure on the Canadian indie scene and has collaborated with artists including Torquil Campbell from Stars and Darren Seltmann from The Avalanches. ‘Lovers’ is her debut EP and in her words is ‘shaped by relationships and reflection, finding beauty and transformation in heartache’. All written…

Picastro – You


Having been around in various forms since 1998, Toronto’s Picastro have developed a unique sound that will wow fans of the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt Zion and Xiu Xiu. Their fifth album proper, ‘You’, is their first record to be released on Function Records – a label that has always…