Features

Kayla Diamond
July 20, 2017
by Bill King

A decision to quit law school and follow her passion for music is paying off for this singer/songwriter, as her evocative single "Carnival Hearts" is now climbing the charts.

Mise en Scene Photo: Jesse DeFlorio
July 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

After Mise en Scene’s 2012 debut, Desire’s Despair , established the band as a sonic force in the vein of The Raveonettes and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Johnson had to overcome a case of writer’s block.

Quantum Tangle
July 19, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds to create a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair.

Dean Brody and Alan Doyle on the Halifax waterfront
July 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list.

Kerry Clarke
July 14, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Five major summer music festivals have collaborated on an ambitious collaborative touring project called Canada Far & Wide: GrandsEsprits, celebrating the Canadian songbook.

Allison Au
July 13, 2017
by Bill King

As one who continually follows as much local music as possible, especially young artists on the rise, young composer/saxophonist Allison Au nearly eluded Bill King.

Rodney DeCroo Photo: Rebecca Blisset
July 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, poet, and playwright is earning kudos for his seventh full-length album, Old Tenement Man. He took time out from his current cross-country touring to discuss the powerfully poetic work.

Life continues to look up for Drake
July 9, 2017
by External Source

Canadian acts are getting better than a fair share of attention from commercial broadcasters, and this is giving rise to untold opportunity for a new generation of youthful stars of all persuasions, stripes, and sounds.

Philosopher Kings
July 7, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The '90s pop/R&B hitmakers have reunited and will release a fifth studio album later this year. They explain that the loyalty of their fans helped prompt their return.

Larnell Lewis
July 7, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based beats master has won Grammys as a member of jazz combo Snarky Puppy. He explains that gospel music has had a huge impact on his playing.

Phil Klygo
July 5, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The independent label head and artist manager has had a key role in the careers of Great Lake Swimmers, Art Bergmann, and many others over the 15 years of his company (weewerk).

Jess Moskaluke holding her recent Juno Award
July 3, 2017
by FYI Staff

Canada's female vocalists shine this week, and altogether the two Top 10 lists include a creative and sometimes humorous clutch of music videos.