Reviews

Cousins, Adelaide Hall - Indie Week 2014

Indie Week 2014: Fri & Sat

The final nights of Toronto’s Indie Week, were spent away from the Queen St W area, where most of the venues seem to be congregated. To mix things up a bit, I went down to The Royal, to watch a documentary film, Folk, following the

Lovebox 2014 Review: East London’s Gift To The City

Woo hoo! My first summer festival since….I can’t even remember when. Lovebox has been on everyone’s list for the past 5 years. With the skater boys to the Chelsea gals etching this two-day city festival into their calendars. As my companion said, inner-city festivals are

Phantogram – Voices

Amidst the distractions of collaborations and EPs, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have spent the last four years working on a follow-up album to 2010’s highly acclaimed Eyelid Movie. Voices serves up a fearless, hands-on approach to the rebirth of trip-hop through the eyes of

Chad VanGaalen – Shrink Dust

Combining the musical styling of Bright Eyes without the angst and the fragility of Daniel Johnston (with the ability to sing)- Chad VanGaalen releases his fifth album, Shrink Dust. Having never worked in a commerical studio before, Chad is a fervid illustrator and artist, who

Lana Del Rey’s new single release, ‘West Coast’

Although not a keen Lana Del Rey fan, her new single, ‘West Coast’, from upcoming album Ultraviolence does shine with her dark, trademark creativity. This new release has all the vibes and synth effects of an early ’90s mood tune with a chorus that harkens