It would be easy to dismiss Cowards as just another lo-fi punk band from Vancouver. First of all, they’re not really punk, more like noise rock with a goth edge. Furthermore, listening to their album ‘World Champions in Male Chastity’ you get the sense there is some inspired madness beneath the sneering surface. This probably won’t be the last time I talk about them….
by Mark Anthony Brennan
OK, maybe not “indie” in the sense of being on an independent label, but he’s indie in attitude And most definitely Canadian. It also helps that he’s from Montreal, because that city just doesn’t get enough recognition when it comes to music….
by Ani Hajderaj
The Labour Day weekend usually marks off the end of summer, fortunately in Toronto there are a lot of parties to get your mind off that. Electric Island will come to a close after a summer long series of amazing events.
In this edition Tale of Us, Jamie XX and Hot Since 82 will be headlining the party. The headliners will be getting support from Terence Kissner, Gera, Members Only and Simon Jain. The theme throughout is deep house with a little bit of techno thrown in between. This edition will be a perfect way to end your long weekend if you decide to stick around in the city. The event will be starting at noon and will be ending at around 10PM at Centre Island.
See you on the island!
A slow burn gem from Edmonton’s The Secretaries. It has the earmarks of some of Jefferson Airplane’s trippier trips, but this one keeps things on an even keel, and the brass instruments give it a distinctive touch. Dreamy female vocals, grinding fuzz guitar and a loose Haight Ashbury style bass-line are all cooked up with a contemporary indie outlook. A wonderful way to spend 6 minutes.