Features

Kyle Cunjak  Photo: Justin Rutledge
October 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax-based indie imprint turns 10 this month, and its eclectic catalogue comprises more than 75 titles. The label's founder reflects upon its achievements.

Photo: Shervin Lainez
October 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The idea behind the new self-titled album helmed by Lindeman was to make a rock and roll record. She says it didn't quite turn out that way "apart from its energy and confidence."

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

Serena Ryder's "Ice Age" and Oakville, ON five-piece Seaway's "Lula On the Beach," are two of the most popular new tracks released to radio in the past week.

Mo Kenney
October 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The third album from the feisty East Coast singer/songwriter is essentially a concept album detailing booze-fuelled breakdowns and disintegrating relationships, ultimately leading to redemption. She terms it her most cohesive record yet.

Jesse Cook  Photo Allen Clark
October 20, 2017
by Bill King

The fluent Canadian guitarist and composer has earned an international audience with his eclectic brand of world music. He takes an entirely hands-on approach to all aspects of his work, as Bill King discovers in this fascinating chat.

Patrick Ballantyne
October 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based tunesmith has co-written radio hits for the likes of The Trews and Big Sugar. He gets more personal about the material on his new solo album, Calendar, with inquisitor Jason Schneider.

Cover art for Hedley's Better Days
October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

The unstoppable Canadian hit machine known as Jacob Hoggard has himself another hit with his band Hedley. The Weeknd is also a repeat offender, and 54:40 returns with a release on the newly minted El Mocambo Records.

The Glorious Sons Photo: Vanessa Heins
October 13, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rockers from Kingston release their second album today. In a chat with Jason Schneider, their lead singer discusses the record and the pitfalls of a musical life.

Mark Kearney and Randy Ray
October 13, 2017
by Bill King

The prolific writing team has just published a new book that features informative conversations with some pioneers of Canadian folk, pop and rock.

October 11, 2017
by David Farrell

In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track.  Here’s what we have received so far.

The Northern Pikes
October 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With their debut album Big Blue Sky being given the deluxe reissue treatment to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Pikes begin a cross-country tour on Oct. 12.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton in love and ready for Christmas together
October 10, 2017
by External Source

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Marilyn Manson, Austin rock duo Black Pistol Fire and the Maren Morris/Vince Gill Vegas shooting song response are top of the pops on radio this week.