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Morris Ogbowu – Mood video

March 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in New Music

Morris Ogbowu - Mood video

Mood is the second video off of Morris Ogbowu’s recently released album This That Mo. Providing a little background on his tune, Morris shares, “A lot of anger and rage is the perceived basis on which the verses were written as ‘Mood’ gives a quick account of a few things. From straightening out some of […]

Double Experience returns to Ottawa for their “AI Freaks Me Out” release party

February 26th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Features, New Music, Show Announcements

Double Experience returns to Ottawa for their "AI Freaks Me Out" release party

On Friday, March 2nd, 2018, join Double Experience at Live! on Elgin, as they make their return to Ottawa to celebrate the release of their latest single AI Freaks Me Out. The band is fresh off of 29 date European tour in support of HED PE. Double Experience will be joined by Dube and F8-Bit […]

Spotlight Profile: Lycanthro

January 5th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews, New Music, Uncategorized

Spotlight Profile: Lycanthro

As I shudder, it’s time to give metal a little bit of love. Metal is far from anything on my playlists. Indeed, metal may be the farthest from anything I listen to, but it is one of the few genres that seems to have a consistent stream within the Ottawa music scene. Further, credit is […]

Spotlight Profile: Lost Acres

October 19th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Features, Interviews, New Music

Spotlight Profile: Lost Acres

Lost Acres is a new local Ottawa band just out of the studio from recording their first EP. To prepare for the release, they’ve been booked for a busy November. Take the opportunity to see them play alongside some great bands: October 31st – Avant-Garde: Make Ottawa Scary Again: Lost Acres with The Far New, & […]

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 […]