Category Archives: Canadian

Interview With Tunic’s David Schellenberg

By Samuel Stevens

Photo courtesy of Adam Kelly.

On April 9th, Winnipeg’s very own noise-punk trio Tunic released their second album, Exhaling, though Artoffact Records. Approximately two weeks before the release of Exhaling, I spoke with vocalist and guitarist David Schellenberg to discuss the band’s new album, why they included their previous album, Complexion, on the record, the band’s sound, influences, touring, and much more.

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Nano Talrose – Talk You Down (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: February 11, 2021

Genre: Indie-Pop

Label: Invittco Records

The Ontario indie-pop artist Nano Talrose last month released his stunning, heartfelt second single, “Talk You Down.” Nano previously released his acoustic debut single, “Stay Quiet,” in August of 2019. Since that summer, Talrose has been working hard and keeping busy in the studio recording his forthcoming debut EP. Talrose hopes to make his listeners feel the true spirit of what it means to be human while telling stories of love and passion through his pop-infused anthems. “Talk You Down” was co-produced between himself and Damian Birdsey. Birdsey also handled the single’s engineering and mixing.

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Yester Daze – Yours To Follow EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: February 26, 2021

Genre: Rock

Label: Independent

The Montreal, Quebec-based rock trio Yester Daze known for their high intensity live shows, has arrived with their debut EP, Yours To Follow. The band’s four new tracks showcase their unique rock style, which bridges the gap between heavy rock riffs and pop melodies. Yours To Follow was produced by Matt Nozetz at Avbury Studios, in the band’s hometown of Montreal. Additionally, the EP was mixed by Dave Traina, drummer of the Canadian rock band The Damn Truth, and finally mastered by Harry Hess. Best known for his work with other Canadian artists such as Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, and Three Days Grace, to name a few.

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Interview With Le Phoque OFF Organizers Marc-Antoine, Ophélie, and Yanick

By Samuel Stevens

This week I spoke with three key members of Le Phoque OFF’s board. Marc-Antoine, who handles a range of jobs from administration to production to even being a stage manager, Ophélie, the festival’s head of PR and communications, and finally Yanick, Le Phoque OFF’s booker/talent buyer/A&R -to learn and discuss more about the 2021 edition of the annual music festival. This year’s edition has adapted with the times and has gone exclusively virtual and runs from February 12th to February 19th, 2021.


Established in 2015, Le Phoque OFF is an annual festival taking place in Quebec City dedicated to showcasing emerging artists all while creating networking opportunities in a professional yet relaxed setting. Inclusive and affordable, Le Phoque OFF’s mission is to introduce tomorrow’s artists to today’s performing arts market professionals and to bring forth debates and discussions about current issues affecting the alternative music industry.

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Interview With Grievous Angels Frontman Charlie Angus

By Samuel Stevens

Photo by Raul Rincon.

Last month, I had the pleasure to speak with Charlie Angus, the frontman of the alternative country/folk band Grievous Angels. He is also a sitting federal Member of Parliament of the Timmins—James Bay district (Ontario). The band released their much anticipated eighth full-length album, Summer Before the Storm, on January 15th. We discussed the brand new album in great detail. From what differences there were from their past seven albums to now, their influences, collaborations, and much more. As well, we did touch on their storied thirty-plus long career from busking on the streets of Toronto to performing in dingy bars, all the way to touring western Canada in 2014.

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