Little Cities Release Eponymous EP – Reviewed By Josh Taerk

I am a huge fan of Pop Punk music. Some of my fondest memories take place in a now-closed club in Toronto waiting to watch bands like New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Plain White T’s, and Fall Out Boy do their thing. So, when I heard the opening seconds of Little Cities self-titled EP, it felt like coming back home. Then I found out that this 5-piece alt-pop rock outfit is also from Canada and knew I was already home.

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Zarbo Releases Latest Single ‘Get Up And Dance (Electro Remix)’

Originally released by power pop rock trio Zarbo back in the 80s, ‘Get Up And Dance’ has been given a new lease on life by the band in this new electro remix. 

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Natasha Heschélle Releases Video For Latest Single ‘Without Your Love’

The second single from actress Natasha Heschélle, ‘Without Your Love’ is a love ballad that is at the same time a full on dance groove. The track is the follow up to ‘Can’t Nobody Bring Me Down’, which she released earlier this year. ‘Without Your Love’ was written as a part of the Canadian TV series, ‘Zahara: The Return’, which can be seen on Amazon Prime.

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Walk Off the Earth Drop Upbeat Song ‘Oh What A Feeling’

Canadian pop band Walk Off the Earth has released their new single, ‘Oh What A Feeling’, available on all digital streaming platforms now via The Orchard. The upbeat track was co-written by Nate Ruess of fun., K.Flay, and Captain Cuts.

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Mustafa – ‘Stay Alive’

Toronto based Muslim poet Mustafa debuted his first single ‘Stay Alive’ on 10 March this year, and although releasing it with very little hype or fanfare, it’s rapidly emerged as one of the year’s defining singles, and a great introduction to him as a new voice in music.

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Sound Of Kalima Make Use Of Social Distancing With New Single ‘Wild Trash’

Out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Sound Of Kalima have been making music together for the best part of a decade, having first met at university. They’ve made good use of the current lockdown situation, and renovated their entire musical catalogue, going so far as to completely delete everything from their streaming services, in order to make way for their new music.

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R&B Singer Songwriter Sirius Wilde Releases Debut Mixtape ‘Romanticism, Vol A’

Moving from Nigeria to Canada at the age of nineteen, Sirius Wilde found his way into music by way of his love of art and graphic design, and eventually began his career in music in 2017. The RnB singer has released his mixtape, ‘Romanticism, Vol A’, and it’s now available on all digital streaming platforms.

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deadmau5 Announces Headline CUBE v3 Show Brixton Academy, 26th June

After a hugely successful US tour, including five sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles and four at New York’s Avant Gardner Hall, Canadian dance titan deadmau5 has announced he will bring his state-of-the-art CUBE v3 production to London for a highly-anticipated headline show at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 26th June. Tickets go on sale this Friday 13th March at 10am from MyTicket.co.uk.

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It’s Mid-March But We Speak To Late July About Her Life, Inspirations, And Music

Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.

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Arkells Release New Single, ‘Years In The Making’, Alongside Official Music Video

“You never know when the universe will deliver a tune from the song gods, but ‘Years In The Making’ arrived just when we needed it”, remarks Arkells’ frontman Max Kerman, in response to the first new music from the band since 2018’s acclaimed ‘Rally Cry’; an album which led the 6X JUNO Award-winners to collect both Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year at last years’ ceremony.

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Closer To The Heart: Neil Peart And The Creative Process

In the wake of Rush drummer and primary lyricist Neil Peart’s recent death, Josh Taerk takes a closer look at the man himself.

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Pearl Jam Announce New Album ‘Gigaton’ Out March 27th

Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, ‘Gigaton’, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group.

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New Years Resolutions 101

With the New Year celebrated and the roaring 20’s officially started, it’s time to dig into those New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I don’t know about all of you, though resolutions can be really motivating, they can also be difficult to keep up as real-life starts to set in after the holiday grace period. So, here are a couple of tips to help you keep your resolutions this year:

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Toronto Five-Piece Nutrients Release ‘Always In Bloom’ From Self-Titled Debut Album

‘Always In Bloom’ serves as the simplest and most stripped-back track from Nutrients to date, yet manages to avoid slipping from easy-going to downright boring, partially due to the thought-provoking lyrics and hypnotic, jangling guitar lines, but mainly down to it’s bitesize length.

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Alt-Rock Bleeker Remind Us That All That Glisters Is Not Gold With New Single And Video, ‘Straight For The Money’

The anthemic, stadium-worthy sound of Bleeker is evident in all their music and no less so in latest single, ‘Straight For The Money’, which tackles the topic that we all know and don’t want to address – the fact that we all – deep down – love having money.

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Walk Off the Earth Announces Interactive U.S. Tour

Just two weeks after their album ‘HERE WE GO!’ debuted at #1 on Neilsen’s Pop Albums chart, the critically-acclaimed Canadian pop group Walk Off the Earth has announced a 23-date US tour.

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Philip Ndukwu Set To Release New Single, ‘Windmill’

With an official release date of 19 November, Philip Ndukwu joins forces with vocalist Stacey James, on his new track, ‘Windmill’.

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‘Here We Go’ by Walk the Earth

Multi-platinum pop act Walk the Earth return with their new album ‘Here We Go’. It features the previously released songs ‘Mike’s Song’, ‘I’ll Be There’ and their latest single, ‘Home Alone’. The band have not only garnered 1.7 million listeners, but they have also catapulted to the #1 spot on Apple music’s Breaking Pop playlist.

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Alt Jangle Pop From Death Party Playground With New Single ‘Love & Fidelity’

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, power pop artists Death Party Playground are set to release their new single, ‘Love & Fidelity’, the first track from their forthcoming album, ‘Little Joy’, which comes out on January 17.

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Jonathan Karkar Set To Release Latest Single’I Forgot About Me’

Set for release on Friday October 25, ‘I Forgot About Me’ is the debut single from Toronto based pop-producer Jonathan Karkar. The track will be available to stream and download across all digital media platforms.

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