Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

Photo: Dylan Chew
March 22, 2019
by Jason Schneider

After playing pop-rock as Mardeen, these Nova Scotians have adopted a rootsier sound in their new group. Here they discuss their eponymous new album, a memorable debut show, and a love of Joni Mitchell.

March 19, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Matt Dusk's latest album, his 11th, is comprised of all original material, but the setting for the songs recall '50s Sinatra and, in particular, the Chairman's 1958 album Come Fly With Me that exuded style and sophistication, attributes Dusk himself has shown as a stage performer.

Photo: Jenna Ledger
March 15, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer-songwriter and club booker releases her third full-length album on April 5, accompanied by some illustrious peers. Here she describes its recording, her favourite new song, her natural artistic growth, and current fave artists.

Photo: Colin Medley
March 13, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The former member of indie rock heroes The Constantines has released a new solo album on You’ve Changed Records, the label he co-founded with Daniel Romano. Here he discusses the recording process for the new album, his favourite new songs, and the challenges of running a label.

Photo: Anna Martini
March 8, 2019
by Jason Schneider

He was not just the drummer in the Jeff Healey Band from its formation in the early 1980s, but also the band’s manager, helping to navigate their international rise to fame in the wake of their multi-platinum selling 1988 debut album, See The Light. He’s chronicled it all in a new book, Best Seat In The House, and he explains the reasons for the memoir here.

Photo: Nienke Izurieta
March 6, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Maritimes roots duo has just released a potent new album Canary In A Coal Mine. Here its singer describes the new writing and recording approach it features, her favourite songs, and her desire for fair treatment in the music industry.

March 1, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The hit progressive pop band releases its fifth album today, and its leader takes time out to describe its sonic approach and the discovery of new soundscapes that keep inspiring him.

February 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

This Toronto-based singer/songwriter has an eclectic jazz-rooted sound. On the eve of the release of her debut album, she describes its creation, her favourite songs, and a desire to see artists compensated appropriately for their work.

February 22, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter follows up a recent pop hit and a new seasonal anthem with a polished sophomore album. Here he discusses its creation, his favourite songs, his artistic evolution and a belief that the music biz is doing just fine.

February 20, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Montreal composer Jade Bergeron releases her second album on Friday. Here she discusses its dense aesthetic, her organic artistic evolution, and the challenges of being one of the few Canadian women in instrumental composition and neoclassical music.

February 15, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume releases her fifth studio album, The Skin I’m In, on Feb.

February 13, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The keyboardist for Wintersleep has released a second solo album, one featuring input from his bandmates. Here he describes its songs, his creative process, his love of Sam Cooke, and a great story he heard from Gord Downie.