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Five Albums to Listen to This Week: June 30, 2015

From soul to garage rock and experimental pop, we picked five albums to listen to this week.   Leon Bridges — Coming Home You might not think that you’d necessarily want to hear someone rehash the exact moods, sounds and sentiments of Sam/Otis/Aretha soul music when you can just listen to them do it. That is…

Interview with Icelandic Post-Punk Band Fufanu

Fufanu is a young Icelandic post-punk act set to release their debut EP "Adjust to the Light" on June 29th. Their music is somewhat dark and heavy, though not excessively so. Just when you feel as though their orderly songs are settling into a plodding rhythm, they often explode into a discordance of sound and…

Interview with HAWK from London

Emerging in 2012 from the ever-gifted UK earth, HAWK is a four-piece band comprised of multi-talented musicians. Their layered sound explores a wide variety of musical dimensions, combining the angelic, light, fluttery vocals of lead singer Julie HAWK with rock-based guitar and percussion. The music videos that accompany their unique sound are just as brilliant and unexpected, leaving a truly distinctive taste in the audience's mouth. We sat down with lead singer Julie Hawk to discuss how the band was formed, deeper meanings and upcoming works we can look forward to.

Calgary act 36? on their latest EP “Tiger Tail”

Nine years ago in 2006, 36? began in Taylor Cochrane’s Calgary basement. At the time, Cochrane was seventeen, on too much ADD medication and full of musical ideas. He self-released three albums under “36?” before the project really took shape last year and morphed from a solo project into a four-piece band, adding Ryan Kusz,…

Interview with Rachel from GAPS, UK

Based out of Brighton, UK, long-time friends Rachel Butt and Ed Critchley make up GAPS, an electro-folk duo with a sound that needs to be heard. Meeting as children, the duo developed their own individual sounds before coming together to produce their first album “In, Around the Moment.” This album sees the duo working with…

Interview with Level & Tyson from Oslo

Based in Oslo, Norway, Level & Tyson is the most geographically remote indie rock band you ought to know about. Known for their raucous but very danceable live shows, Level & Tyson has a remarkable capacity for both catchy guitar-pop and jarring, feedback-ridden experimentations. Their latest single “Tied Up” veers just towards the former. Lead…

Interview with Cousins from Halifax

Cousins are a rock duo from Halifax. They've been together for several years, working hard to produce garage and indie rock that stands apart from other Canadian groups (ie: not the Toronto indie sound). Their biggest success yet came last year with the release of their album "The Halls of Wickwire." The album, which serves…