Feature Articles

Colourful, creative and highlighting all the best new independent music

Feature / Exclusive / The Racket

These two tracks stir and shake as much as they punch and pummel.

Feature / The Beatmakers

OH so clear right off the bat. This track is fresh as fuck and fly as hell.

Feature / ‘Round the World in Sound

Foot on the gas, riding on fuzzy fuel punk pop headed towards some dodgy, dirty little hole in the wall for some hip-thrusting, raunchy good times.

Feature / Girls F*@#ING Rock Pt.9

Funky, nostalgic, and fresh, Asta’s Shine EP will keep you on your feet from start to finish.

Feature / Hey! Check This Out!

An oddly perfect combination that you'd never assume would work even if you can fathom the sound.

Premiere / Sage / Procrastinate

Just how these dudes found each other and managed to put together a super-solid, 90s bent, lo-fi, alt-rock album just blows us away. They literally must be the only cool kids in Cochrane.

Feature / New Videos

Proof that all you need to make a good music video (apart from a good song) is probably just sitting in your house.

Reviews

Passionate and honest words about music you should hear

Review / Space Motel / Arrival

Brass! That can be a hard thing to pull off when combined with rock, and you don’t hear too many indie bands trying it out.

Review / Kamikaze Girls – Seafoam

Despite its sometime brutal sonic palette and kick in the crotch production values, this is a famously melodic album, with lovely drifting melodies.

Review / Insignificant Other

She's easy to pick out in a crowd: incredibly short, a typically loud outfit, and a smile from ear to ear wherever she goes.

Interviews

Bringing you the bare bones from independent artists

Interview / Chuck Dukowski

What’s important now though, is that we don’t fight with each other. There's a hard fight in front, be smart about that.

Interview / Gender Roles

For example we would be sitting there and be like “How fun would it be if a boob could talk?” And then I’ll draw a boob and Jed will make it talk.

Interview / Hanger Records

My whole goal is to draw people from one band to another. I want people to come to the Hanger Bandcamp and listen to the band they already know, discover more, and hopefully listen to everything on there and be like “ This is cool, I can get behind this.”

Music Hunter

Scrounging the world of music to bring you rare and beautiful gems

Music Hunter / Operation: Bandcamp

It's weird, it's quirky and it's actually a whole lot of fun.

Music Hunter / Operation: Inbox

Smooth. Slick. A sexy little underlying groove to boot. This is baby making music is what this is.

Music Hunter / Operation : Reddit

This may even but emo but for the first time, no one's noticing, or cringing.

Staff lists

Music compiled by people who care about, obsess over, and love independent music

Feature / The Beatmakers Pt.2

Jae Pyl | Feb 05, 2016

Groovy. Silky. Slow flow and fine.

Anthony Spak’s Top Five Acts To Watch In 2016

Anthony Spak | Jan 08, 2016

Lume’s approach to the recent shoegaze revival is modest but instantly gratifying: simple riffs and hard-hitting rhythms played loudly through high-end gear.

Lisa Fierstein’s Top Five Acts To Watch In 2016

Lisa Fierstein | Jan 07, 2016

Breakfast is a strange meal, and I think I like it that way.

Phil Gerigscott’s Top Five Bands To Watch In 2016

Phil Gerigscott | Jan 05, 2016

Just in time for the mid-winter glum and hopelessness, The Shivas will come to the rescue with their warm and sunny surf and psych.

Feature / Top Fifteen Albums of 2015

Jae Pyl | Dec 22, 2015

2015 was easily the year of indie alt-rock and female-led or dominated bands.