Category Archives: Single Reviews

Madison Olds – Best Part of Me (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: July 17, 2020

Genre: Pop

Label: Independent

Singer songwriter Madison Olds from Kamloops, British Columbia is currently making her way to be Canada’s next breakout recording artist. Madison’s “Best Part of Me” showcases just that. Her brand new single is an anthemic uptempo pop tune that’s simply a reassuring reminder that at anytime you can take a moment for yourself to just feel sad. You don’t always have to be happy, or be okay all the time.

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Plastic Barricades – Tunnel (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: July 6, 2020

Genre: Alternative Rock

Label: Independent

The London based alternative rock duo, Plastic Barricades, have released their newest single, “Tunnel,” and it’s accompanying music video off their upcoming full length album, Self-Theories, due out later this year. Self-Theories is the follow up to their 2017 album, Mechanics of Life. The DIY music video for “Tunnel” was created by art director Elina Pasok and guitarist Dan Kert. It was made by using a digital microscope that had upwards of a thousand times magnification and the video features absolutely no computer graphics whatsoever. The duo wrote and recorded “Tunnel” in a studio located in a backyard in North-West London, and the track was mixed by vocalist and drummer Paul Love. Finally, the single was mastered by Andy Baldwin (Pet Shop Boys, The Who) at Metropolis Studios.

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Hockey Dad – Good Eye (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

The renowned Australian rock duo, Hockey Dad, have released the fourth single, “Good Eye” off their upcoming third full length album, Brain Candy, out July 31 via Farmer & The Owl / BMG Canada. Hockey Dad have had four songs from their previous album, Blend Inn, make triple j’s Hottest 100 list, have surpassed half a million monthly listeners on Spotify, toured the world extensively, with many recognizably large shows across their home country of Australia, and have garnered over twenty-four million streams collectively across Spotify alone. The duo recorded their brand new full length album, Brain Candy at the infamous, Robert Lang Studios with producer, John Goodmanson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Parade) at the helm.

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