Feature Friday

Feature Friday: Greathunter

Great Scott! Great Balls of Fire! Greathunter! Great name! Comprised of songwriters and composers Andrew Grosvenor and Leigh Newton, this Ottawa band has released its debut album, “Prey”, which may as well have just been called “Pray” for all the deeply embedded spiritual connectedness this listener found within its grooves. To be honest, this one […]

Feature Friday: Chérie

The Aylmer, Quebec four-piece band Chérie is a disarming, dreamy ensemble that marries jazz sensibilities with breezy rock feeling and a pop conviction. Formed in 2015, the band has been gracing stages across the National Capital Region including The Black Sheep Inn, Bluesfest, Megaphono, and Festival de l’Outaouais Émergent. The ethereal voice of lead vocalist […]

Feature Friday: New Swears

With their upcoming appearance at the Hopped and Confused Music Festival, now’s the perfect time to dive into the New Swears’ latest, “And the Magic of Horses”. Released in June on Dine Alone Records, the New Swears’ fourth full length album is packed with 10 tracks of non-stop fun: dealing out catchy lyrics backed by […]

Feature Friday: Coveter

On their Bandcamp page, Coveter lists some of the artists that influenced them, and I understand the desire to do this: After all, attaching your work to your inspirations is an homage to the music that brought you into town in the first place, and it serves as a handy identifier. Coveter’s tunery, however is […]

Feature Friday: Jessica Pearson and the East Wind

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind released their latest EP “Grave and Garden Songs” a couple weeks ago, offering a beautifully written and brilliantly executed collection of songs that blend folk, roots, and East Coast bluegrass. Although this group is a trio, their sound is so full as to create the aural illusion that there’s […]

Feature Friday: Hard Science

With the ever-growing synth scene in Ottawa, industrious artists like Hard Science (pseudonym of local artist Arturo Brisindi) are starting to make real waves in the city’s continuously evolving music pool. “Dreaming In Stereo” is Hard Science’s debut LP and consists of 11 brilliantly crafted synth pop tracks. It features several Ottawa-based artists who lend […]

Feature Friday: Onionface

How can a band from Ottawa Ont. sound so Kentucky fried, double wide and Bonnie Clyde? This rock outfit beats the tin can of blooze as they choose, playing with boldness, assurance, and panache that is at the same time urgent and lazy boned. You can feel the hours of rehearsal that have carved this […]

Feature Friday: Bluesfest

It’s that time of year again! Fantastic artists from near and far descend upon the city to entertain the denizens of Ottawa. BLUESFEST! There’s just so much music to see, it can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of amazing local acts to see while the festival is happening. Sure there’s great [...]

Feature Friday: Monobrow

Enter: The Voice of God “Hear ye, oh silenced voices of thrashed doomery! Yonder comes a sound, nay; a great rushing of cacophonies! Hark your ears and turn your chin to the heavens. Know the dread power of what is known, unknown and all that pretends to exist within.” Exeunt: The Voice of God Existing […]

Feature Friday: Bonnie Doon

Expectations. Expectations…one of the most consistently thrilling things about discovering new music is the defying of expectations. Pressing play and thinking you’ll be hearing sea shanties with lilting harmonies, and then sitting back and watching as your speakers emit delicious noise…what a rush. Bonnie Doon’s newest release “Dooner Nooner” is just such an album. This […]