Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

January 11, 2019
by Jason Schneider

With a sound steeped in haunting northern beauty, this new sibling duo features Tiffany Ayalik of Juno-winning duo Quantum Tangle. Here she and sister Kayley Mackay discuss their new EP, the inspirational beauty of the dark Northern winter, and early fond musical memories.

Photo: Mark Maryanovich
January 9, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The veteran roots-rocker is riding high with his latest album, The Drifter & The Preacher. Here he discusses the record, a love of Lightfoot, a beloved guitar. and a life-changing hit song.

January 4, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton country singer/songwriter is making a splash with current album Diary Of A Housewife. Here she discusses her new single, "Fire In Lace," lessons learned from the road, and a desire for more gender parity in her genre.

January 2, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Zeus member and Jason Haberman of Yukon Blonde comprise the new Toronto duo. Here he discusses their eponymous debut release, their collaborative approach, and teenage games of “Red Radio.”

December 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Over the past decade, the Vancouver trio has been balancing black nail-polish gloom and indie-pop accessibility on its much-praised releases. The group's drummer describes the new album's uplifting vibe, MM's creative evolution, and an inspired time in Hamburg.

December 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-born, LA-based pop artist and actor is making a real splash in both fields, starring in hit musicals and charting on Billboard. Here she discusses her latest single, the balance between acting and music, and her love of all things Pink.

December 12, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto pop-rocker is so fed up with the daily barrage of lies emanating from south of the border that he has released a pull-no-punches single and video entitled “Not Far From The Truth.” He explains his motivation and his plans for 2019 here.

Photo: J. Mitchell Reed
December 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based folk trio releases a winter-themed second album today. Here the members discuss its inspiration, their individual and collective creative evolution, and a shared desire for more inclusivity in the music business.

Photo: Kevin Kelly Photography
December 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The highly-decorated blues veteran returns with a new album, Shake The Love Around. Here she explains that it showcases her different voices, discusses some favourite songs, and recalls a memorable gig with Bryan Adams.

November 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The BC modern country duo of Chrystal Leigh and Jimmy Thow is making a mark in Nashville. Here they discuss their move to Music City, their creative evolution, and a new single.

November 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The veteran blues pianist and shouter made a mark in the US before moving to BC. Recently nominated for two Maple Blues Awards, he reflects upon a colourful career, the perils of having a hearse as a tour bus, and his disdain for Autotune.

November 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The blues/soul pianist/songstress is turning ears with a new album, Night On Fire. Here she discusses her love of old-school soul and Steppenwolf, her growing confidence as a performer, and a wild gig at a Whistler party.