Mike Ayley, bassist from Canadian double-platinum selling band Marianas Trench, and his wife Emily, are set to release a Christmas single, ‘The World Needs Christmas’, on November 6th, via 604 Records and all streaming services. The single marks Mike’s first project outside of Marianas Trench, and Emily’s singing debut – although you wouldn’t know it, with their charming harmonies and clear vocal chemistry, the couple sounds like they’ve been recording together for years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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: