Talent

Talent

January 20, 2021
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based indie rock band releases its second album, Cooler Returns, on famed label Sub Pop tomorrow. Here members Jeremy Gaudet and Brian Murphy discuss the new record, its favourite songs, the Sub Pop connection, and all the comparisons to ‘90s bands.

Photo: T. Kenta Kikuchi
January 17, 2021
by Jason Schneider

Two BC folk singer/songwriters forged a musical and personal relationship two years ago. A debut full-length album, Just Beyond The Shine, is now out and here the pair describe their backstory, the making of the album, work with Steve Dawson, and hopes for 2021.

January 10, 2021
by Jason Schneider

The Juno-winning Hamilton hard rock trio has delivered a new album, Fuck Art. Here its frontman describes the record, singles out his favourite cuts, discusses the challenges posed by the pandemic, and insists that rock is not dead.

YouTube screen shot of Justin Bieber.
January 10, 2021
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

January 6, 2021
by Jason Schneider

The PEI roots artist releases his third album, Stupid Cupid, this week. Here he talks about the inspiration for the project, his favourite songs, a love of classic country storytelling, and the importance of social media during a lockdown.

January 3, 2021
by Jason Schneider

The prolific Toronto folk songsmith and author has just released a new album, Red Rover. Here he discusses its creation, his working relationship with Dale Morningstar, favourite lines on the record, and how he’s adapting to the pandemic.

Gotta Have Pop album jacket
December 30, 2020
by External Source

Songsmith, band leader, broadcaster, blogger, cultural maven, pop historian -- the descriptives for Bob Segarini could stretch a country mile and h

December 29, 2020
by Bill King

Conversations at this moment are of a more personable nature. Inner reflective and addressing a certain element of human resignation.

Cover art from Manteca
December 16, 2020
by David Farrell

Busking in Deadwood is a decidedly commercial instrumental included on Manteca's most recent long-play recording that now has an accompanying video

Photo: Mark Miller Photography
December 15, 2020
by Bill King

Just out is an album paying tribute to a Canadian gem and living jazz icon, Phil Nimmons, entitled To The Nth,

Photo: Janet Kimber
December 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The stylistically diverse Toronto singer/songwriter has released a new album, For The Birds. Here she describes the making of the record, some favourite tracks, her artistic evolution, the impact of the pandemic, and a love of basketball.

Book cover art supplied
December 9, 2020
by Bill King

The musical renaissance man has just published a must-read memoir of his life in ‘60s America. He explains that “in writing the book I wanted to share with the reader the joy of discovery, how music plays a central role in conditioning the heart and soul and take you back when times were freer and police, rednecks and hardhats kicked us around like we were alien garbage.”