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Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

September 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music

Almost Kennedy release new EP at House of Targ

Local four-piece Almost Kennedy have released their new extended play, Heard Them Talk. I caught up with the band before their EP release show at House of Targ Friday night to discuss the five-track. The promising group spoke about navigating the songwriting process to form their distinct sound. The alternative rock EP stems from brit-pop […]

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

July 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music, News, Show Announcements

Project Mantra set to release new album at Avant-Garde Bar

Project Mantra will be releasing their latest album, Moonlight Over Vagabond, on Wednesday July 26th at Avant-Garde Bar from 7PM until 11PM. I recently spoke with them about the album and upcoming show. The group is thrilled with their latest project, which you could say has been in the works for the last 10 years. […]

Liam Lloyd to release new single – The Ghost of Buck Hill

July 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews, New Music, News

Liam Lloyd to release new single - The Ghost of Buck Hill

Liam Lloyd is set to release his brand new single and video The Ghost of Buck Hill on July 20th, 2017. You can hear the song before it’s released on LiVE 88.5 today (July 17) at 2:20PM. I recently spoke with Liam about the song. Buck Hill is a piece of Ottawa Valley folklore. It […]

Eagleson – Eagleson video

November 23rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music, News

Eagleson - Eagleson video

Eagleson recently released a new self-titled single featuring their revamped lineup. Marked by a harder edge, the track is a taste of what’s to come as the band prepares to record a new EP. Ryan had the following to say about the band’s latest single. “This self-titled track was produced by the band from the […]

Metronome Jones – Tease video

November 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music, News

Metronome Jones - Tease video

Check out Metronome Jones‘ newest video for their tune Tease. It’s the latest single (and one of my favorites) off of their self-titled EP which was released in 2015. Filmed alongside the Ottawa River, the video features live shots of the band performing on a makeshift rooftop stage under the evening sky. “Tease” pulls from […]

Prayer Wheels Debut Choir-Rock EP ‘Spring’

June 24th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Recommendations, New Music

Prayer Wheels Debut Choir-Rock EP 'Spring'

Self-described “choir-rock” band Prayer Wheels increases their presence on the Ottawa music scene with Spring, their four-song debut EP to be released by Ringbill Records on June 27, 2016. Featuring four vocalists in harmony, this quintet has the potential to carve an impressive niche locally and beyond. Selected from songs Pierce McKennirey (bass/guitar/vocals) had been […]

wotts – Omens video premiere

March 9th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music

wotts - Omens video premiere

Spotlight Ottawa is excited to feature the premiere of wotts new video for Omens off their latest album b! According to Jayem (1/2 of wotts’ vocals), “For us this song is about persevering no matter how bleak things appear or how society perceives you. The way we see it even when things are at there […]

Buck-N-Nice to premiere new music video “Welcome to Infinity” this Friday

March 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music, News

Buck-N-Nice to premiere new music video "Welcome to Infinity" this Friday

This Friday (March 5, 2015), join Buck-N-Nice at Flapjack’s (354A Preston St.) as they premiere their latest video Welcome to Infinity. This new track will be the first single off of their upcoming album EMAG. The evening will feature performances by Buck-N-Nice, emerging Ottawa rapper F. Printz, and Ottawa’s most prolific beat maker Circa Beatz […]

Doc Yates – Blue Skies Green Eyes video

September 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in New Music

Doc Yates - Blue Skies Green Eyes video

Check out this new tune from Doc Yates. Not only is it catchy, it’s got a great groove to it! I love the percussion, I think it adds a lot to the feel of the song. Doc had the following to say about the new video, “Blue Skies Green Eyes is a grass-rootsy feel good […]

Ty Hall – Falling Away video

June 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in New Music, News

Ty Hall - Falling Away video

Falling Away is the first single from Ty Hall’s recently released I’m Just Fine EP. The video features empty street shots of the singer’s hometown, Ottawa, in the middle of the night. “The music is a roots influenced sound with an urban flavour,” shared Ty, adding that, “The video was produced and directed by Peter […]