Award Winning ViVA Trio Sweep Audiences Away with Cinematic, Theatrical New Single & Video Ahead of New Album

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Spun straight from storybook shelves of fantasy and folklore, award-winning Canadian group ViVA Trio have released a new single ahead of their forthcoming concept album; “Lorien” is inspired by Lord of the Rings’ Galadriel.

Featuring ethereal vocals, theatrical moments, and a feel-good, soothing vibe, “Lorien” lands as an entertaining listen. And with electronic vocal layering, upbeat theatrical interludes, and a light-hearted energy, this track continues to demonstrate how ViVA Trio doesn’t do anything by halves; their first album, Nothing Else Matters, features 11 songs recorded with a full 52-piece live orchestra and children’s choir.

Check out “Lorien” on YouTube here:

Welcome to the World of KingDow’s Awakened Mind…

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Infused with trap flavouring, and inspired by world sounds, genre-transcending artist KingDow says he’s flexing his third eye prowess in his new single, “Toucan Woucan”.

Check out , “Toucan Woucan” here on YouTube:

Produced by Tophatt Productions, “Toucan Woucan” is a single off the Seattle-area artist’s upcoming album, Spiritual Eyes — a project that was cultivated during his spiritual awakening in 2020, he reveals.

As a dancer and bass player, KingDow incorporates his talents into his arts through his visuals and in the music; in the video for “Toucan Woucan,” KingDow sparrs with himself while rapping about the opening of his inner eye, and bringing the world to a higher vibration.

Hell Hath No Fury Like Artist Keegan Chambers & Her Searing New Single, “Look What You’ve Done”

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Canadian artist Keegan Chambers a searing new single in the form of “look What You’ve Done”,

The heart-pounding, electric guitar-driven track is fresh from her newest EP, June 2021’s Out Of My Head.

Check out “Look What You’ve Done” on YouTube here:

The single and EP continue to confirm the FACTOR Canada Artist Development recipient is a force to be reckoned with; from a childhood filled with big rock star dreams, Chambers began to feel the fruition of those hopes with her 2019 release, “Loving You,” and its subsequent music video — which she also co-directed.

Indigenous Artist of the Year Nominee Conrad Bigknife Says “Never Say Never” with New Single

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Riding high off the foot of his newly-released, self-titled album, Regina, Saskatchewan-based, Indigenous country artist Conrad Bigknife has released a third single to accompany his fourth full-length. One of Bigknife’s most infectious numbers to date, “Never Say Never” is available now!

Early album offerings — from the enticingly glum and gut-wrenching lead single “I Miss You,” to the thought-inducing, yet inspirational follow-up track “Nothing but Me” — make evident Conrad Bigknife, both the album and the musician, is here to take avid country listeners on a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime. It’s a ride of not only sonic elements, but emotional ones too.

“Never Say Never,” the latest from the renowned Canadian musician, backs that sentiment up to a tee as well. Fortunately, however, fans of Bigknife will find that this tune will take them to the height of this unpredictable and theoretical rollercoaster ride.

Watch “Never Say Never” here on YouTube:

Germany/Italy-Based Collaborative Pop Duo Anaté Release Brooding New Single Touching on Addiction & Recurrent Mistakes

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Italy/Germany-based, collaborative Alt/Pop duo Anaté have released their latest single, “One Last Time”.

Check out “One Last Time” on YouTube here:

"It was inspired by the thought of how most of us experience some of this in our life.”

Produced while Andrea was traveling through Croatia, the electronic track is dark and brooding, surrounded by layered synths and Ana’s rich, echoing vocals.

Inspired by Lost Love & a Big Move Singer/Songwriter Alex Goupil New Bittersweet Ballad “Drowning”

Fri Jul 09, 2021

Bittersweet and moving, Canadian indie pop artist Alex Goupil has just released his fifth single, “Drowning”.

Possibly his most ambitious offering to date, the undeniable love song stands out with its unique sonic and lyrical contrast. Though the Ottawa-born musician is singing his heart out about a lost love, the brazenly happy-go-lucky instrumentals suggest otherwise; as If there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — which is exactly what Goupil was going for.

Give “Drowning” a few listens and you’re bound to discover a sound or hook that you didn’t in the previous listen. The melody, however, is likely the first thing you’re going to notice, other than Goupil’s extraordinary vocal capabilities. The cheerful nature of this song is just downright infectious, and could easily have a crowd of people singing together arm in arm, with wide-eyed grins on their faces.

Check out “Drowning” on YouTube here:

Renowned Reggae Master & Producer Rasta Phil Spreads Big Love & Unity on “Livin’ Ain’t Easy”

Fri Jul 09, 2021

With the world in need of some love and unity, now’s the time to listen to what Trinidadian-born, Brampton-based reggae master and renowned producer Rasta Phil has to say on this, his latest track, “Livin’ Ain’t Easy” — available now through Slammin’ Media and distributed by Believe Distribution.

Check out “Livin’ Ain’t Easy” on YouTube here:

“We live in a time like no other and the world needs this song more than ever!” he says of the song. “With the world at a standstill for almost two years, and civil uproar overtaking even the most advanced societies, everyone surely has learned that ‘Livin’ Ain’t Easy’...”

This track features the vocals of New Edition's Ralph Tresvant, and was produced by Ali Durrani — a frequent musical collaborator of comedian/talk show host, Lilly Singh.

Toronto Singer/Songwriter Shannon Dooks Eschews All “Doubts” in New Single

Fri Jul 02, 2021

It’s the ‘straight from the cereal bag.’ It’s the steering wheel slam. It’s the glow-up, the girlfriends, and the goblet of red. Moment by moment, Oshawa-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Shannon Dooks delves deep into “Doubts” and those post-breakup blues with this, her new official video — check it out on YouTube here:

Landing ahead of this year’s forthcoming release, ‘Do It Again’, “we wanted to capture the very private moments of a woman going through a breakup, and how she copes with it all,” Dooks says of the official visual’s concept. “We wanted to weave through some relatable, light-hearted moments, as well as underlying tones of realness.

“Ultimately, the video embodies how I work through my own self-care after cutting ties with someone who consistently let me down.”

Toronto Rocker and Roller Derby Star Siobamm Crushes “Bones” with New Single

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Roller derby enthusiast turned production badass of rock and roll, Siobamm trades in her roller skates for electric guitars and microphones on her new single, “Bones”.

Check out “Bones” on YouTube here:

The indie songstress is no stranger to the recording studio, having been introduced to the music community through her family’s band Madd Paddy. As Siobamm remembers, she stepped into the recording booth at the age of ten, and thereafter spent her formative years in Irish bars watching her talented kin perform. Now, she’s utilized her know-how and the creative genes passed down to her to create, design and devise a home studio she can call her own. From derby girl to songwriter, and producer, Siobamm can safely say she inherited the family business.

Leader of Celtic Punk Icons The Mahones’ Finny McConnell Announces First Solo Record

Fri Jul 02, 2021

After 30 glorious years of leading renowned Celtic punk rockers, The Mahones, founder and band leader Finny McConnell decided it was high time to write and produce an album for himself. The result? The Dark Streets of Love — available this Fall 2021 via True North Records.

Check out “The Dark Streets of Love” here on YouTube:

A collection of his most intimate musings to date, The Dark Streets of Love is McConnell’s love letter to everyone important in his world. Stripped bare with personal lyrics that represent not only his truth, but a truth we can all relate to, the 11-track LP includes covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, the Tragically Hip, Lou Reed, Shane McGowan, and even an outtake from an earlier Mahones release — all of which hold deep meaning to the veteran artist.

Canadian Alt-Rocker Delyn Grey Cuts Off the Cynics in New Single, “Daddy’s Love”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Canadian alt-rocker Delyn Grey squares noxious naysayers away with the release of her searing new single, “Daddy’s Love”.

“I love this song, man,” the Toronto-based artist levels from the outset. “It’s gotten me through some serious mind-screws. It’s a relief.”

Check out “Daddy’s Love” on YouTube here:

But it’s not just for her, the powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and producer adds. “I want people to feel empowered to deflect other people’s defeatist projections with this one. I want them to know: don’t ever let anyone dictate what your relationship with your passion, your loved ones, and yourself look like.

“It’s not up to them, and you must be pretty cool if people are trying to keep you from reaching your full potential, ha!”

Vienna, Austria Pop A.I. Trio Lucy Dreams Source a Sense of Peace in Outer Space with “Dreamland”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Vienna, Austria dream pop trio Lucy Dreams source a sense of peace in outer space with their new single and psychedelic video for “Dreamland”.

The song itself is an exploration of freedom. It "is both the analogue and the digital subconscious put into sounds, a gentle-minded breakout from mental patterns and their subsequent realities," asserts band member David Reiterer.

A gorgeous synth-heavy ballad that sparks inspiration along with alleviation, the music video then centres around Mr. Mirandola — a man walking across landscapes, dreamscapes, and multiverses in search of a better world.

Though it's hard to say if the journey has turned him into a man whose inner world is too good for the one he's searching for...

The first taste of their upcoming debut album, Götterfunken, “Dreamland” showcases the outfit that is Reiterer alongside Philipp Prückl and an independent system of digital and analogue effects, Lucy.

Check out “Dreamland” on YouTube here:

Canadian Blues Rockers Fresh Breath Deliver Real, Raw Truth in “World Gone Crazy”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Known for their raw, insightful lyrics teeming with truthful observations about the state of society, Canadian indie-blues rock duo Fresh Breath are back with a new story to tell by way of single, “World Gone Crazy”.

From their forthcoming album, How Did I Get Here, and joining the ranks of previous singles “Likes & Shares,” “Time For a Change,” and more, “World Gone Crazy” lands as an anthem for each of us in the midst of a global pandemic; an ode to what we are presented each day.

And through it’s boot-stompin, electric-guitar riff strummin’, truth-packed grit, the song delivers on telling it exactly how it is.

Check out “World Gone Crazy” on YouTube here:

Phoenix, Arizona's Funk Outfit Calumet Infectious Drops Soul Single “Save Us from Ourselves”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Celebrating its 20th year, veteran funk septet Calumet have released a brand-new 70s-inspired funk single, “Save Us From Ourselves” — Check it out here on YouTube:

Serving as a companion piece to their 2020 summer hit, “This is How it Ends,” the infectious new song takes inspiration from many of the genre’s classics and legends, and combines them into a track sure-enough to have you on your feet dancing in no time at all. Be careful not to put your back out though, this is some seriously groovy content.

Country Artist & Guinness World Record Joy Chapman Goes For It with “Could’ve Been Yes”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Guinness World Record-holding vocalist and Canadian singer/songwriter Joy Chapman corrals life’s would’ves and should’ves in this, her sassy new single, “Could’ve Been Yes”

Dubbed a “hard-rocking fusion of country, rock, and rockabilly” by music critic Kristina Mondo, the track teems with Chapman’s inimitable songwriting skill and vocal talent — the latter of which recently cemented her status as holding the Lowest Female Vocal Note with Guinness World Record.

“At first glance, the message of this song is focused on a guy not being brave enough to ask out the girl he really wants to,” Chapman offers. “Ultimately, he never does.

“From there, I was thinking about how many times people don’t go after what they really want. It’s usually out of a fear of rejection — but if you don’t have the courage to ask, you’ll never know. Because of that, I think the message of the song can be taken further and applied to any aspect of one’s life when you’re not going ahead and giving something a try.

“After all,” she adds, chuckling, “it ‘Could’ve Been Yes.’”

Check out  “Could’ve Been Yes” on YouTube here:

Rockers Dutchman Have Arrived And Are On The “Run Run Run”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

The Dutchman have arrived, and this four piece are on the “Run Run Run” with this, their new single – watch and listen on YouTube here:

Freshly pressed from their debut offering, Dutchman Vol. 1 — a follow-up to the group’s breakthrough EP, A Broken Man’s Life and precursor to Dutchman Vol. 2 — the song harnesses the sonic talents of the band’s initial lineup: Jake Dutcher (vox/rhythm guitar), and Connor Johnson (vox/lead guitar), alongside Garrett Gravatt (lead/rhythm guitar) and Franco Solorzano (keys/bass), who were added shortly after first forming in 2017.

The group gelled quickly, finding themselves in the throes of writing an entire collection of tracks that would ultimately make up Volumes 1 & 2 of their eponymous offerings.

PEI Blues Rockers Arsenal Mills Releases Song About Love Called "Songs About Love"

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Just in time for the summer — and vaccination — season, Canadian blues rock band Arsenal Mills is back with another retro-fueled rock n’ roll tease ahead of their upcoming debut EP. An absolute breath of fresh air in terms of modern rock, “Songs About Love” – watch and listen to it here on YouTube:

Unlike the PEI-based outfit’s previous single, “Cry No More” — which is a perfect tune for driving at a high speed, windows down, in the middle of summer — “Songs About Love” is an emotional journey of rock n’ roll which really pulls at the heartstrings. Arsenal Mills frontman Brad Milligan says it “touches on the idea of innocence” and that it’s about “being young and naive.”

Heard Across the CFL, NHL & More, Bagpipe Rockers Arcana Kings Lead the Charge With “Here We Go”

Fri Jul 02, 2021

Hear that? That’s the powerfully catchy sound of Canada’s premiere “kick-ass bagpipe party rock” band, Arcana Kings, pumping up their pipes as they unleash this summer’s biggest blow out, stadium-sized anthem, “Here We Go”.

“Here We Go” is the lead single from the Nelson, BC, Regina, SK, Saskatoon, SK-based quintet’s brand new album Lions as Ravens, released this June on Brandy Records Canada/MC1 Nashville. It energetically showcases a band fired up and ready to play hard as we begin to emerge from our long, lonely pandemic winter and Canada opens up, smiles wide and gets ready to rock again.

Check out , “Here We Go” on YouTube Here:

Bill Wood - When the Summer Comes

Fri Jul 02, 2021

While the pandemic-induced hiatus on performing kept Bill Wood from joining his bandmates in Bill Wood and the Woodies in a promotional tour for their early 2021 release, Radiola, it hasn’t stopped Wood from creating more new music.

Hunkered down in his home at Prince Edward County, he joined forces with producer Annelise Noronha to record and release When the summer comes.

Eye Eye was a Canadian rock band in the 1980s andIndustry veteran singer-songwriter Wood, the former lead vocalist for Juno-nominees EyeEye (Out on a Limb, Endless Night, My Sensation) has perfected his craft over four decades. The band had its roots in The Oh Nos, a Toronto band whose members included vocalist Bill Wood and guitarist Andy Ryan. After that band broke up, Wood formed the band Billy Club, while Ryan joined with drummer Mark Caporal to form Eye Eye as a duo, to which vocalist Michael Bell and bassist Doug Ruston were soon added. Both bands were finalists in Q107’s Homegrown talent competition in 1984, which Eye Eye won; the following year, Eye Eye were also finalists in CBC Television’s Rock Wars and the Rock Express/MuchMusic Talent Search.

Elina Filice Releases an Ode to Queer Youth for Pride Month with New Single, “Let’s Get Lost”

Fri Jun 25, 2021

Singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Elina Filice has released a new single in celebration of Pride Month — “Let's Get Lost”.

Check out the video “Let's Get Lost” here on YouTube:

The dance-pop anthem celebrates the coming out experience, and getting lost to find yourself. Elina hopes the song can help those struggling to come to terms with who they are, as well as all of those on the lifelong journey away from shame, and into love and pride.

The song departs slightly from Elina’s usual sound into a world of colourful synth-pop, driven by an irresistible disco groove. She says, “If I’m writing a queer anthem, it’s gonna have to be a little gay.”