Single Review: GUS – Lies

GUS is a singer/songwriter who is currently based in Toronto, Canada, and today I will be reviewing his single ‘Lies’ which was released on 6th August 2021. ‘Lies’ opens with a mellow guitar intro, infused with subtle vocals that build and separate as well progress. Speaking of which, GUS’s vocals are amazing, he has a … Continue reading Single Review: GUS – Lies

Single Review: Tidal Wave – Next Year

Tidal Wave are a Toronto-based seven piece art-rock group inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode and Arcade Fire. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Next Year’ which was released on August 5th 2021. ‘Next Year’ opens with slow, tentative strings bringing a rich, harmonious orchestral feel, and instantly making me like the track...I … Continue reading Single Review: Tidal Wave – Next Year

Single Review: Nelson Sobral – In The Middle Of The Night

Nelson Sobral is a Toronto based guitarist and singer/songwriter, he performs music infused with country, northern soul and urban blues. Today, I will be reviewing his single ‘In The Middle Of The Night’ which was released on July 30th 2021. ‘In The Middle Of The Night’ opens with a quite jaunty, guitar and percussion driven … Continue reading Single Review: Nelson Sobral – In The Middle Of The Night

Single Review: Robert Ball – I Need A Man

Robert Ball is a Toronto based LGBT+ singer/songwriter and today I will be reviewing his R&B infused track ‘I Need A Man’ which was released on the 30th June 2021. ‘I Need A Man’ opens with a twinkling note, backed up by some raw percussion before merging into a deep sultry beat that is just … Continue reading Single Review: Robert Ball – I Need A Man

Single Review: Liza – Heavy

Liza (which is pronounced LEE-za) is a Toronto based R&B singer/songwriter and today I will be reviewing their single ‘Heavy’ which was released on February 24th 2020.  ‘Heavy’ opens with a rolling, atmospheric melody that stops and starts before flowing into and becoming one consistent theme alongside Liza’s fantastic, dreamy vocals. I really like the … Continue reading Single Review: Liza – Heavy

Single Review: DYLYN – Only Us

DYLYN is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, the capital city of the province of Ontario in Canada, who considers themselves to be a rocker girl at heart, and is also a fellow Trekkie as well. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Only Us’ which was released on 26th November 2020. ‘Only Us’ opens with a … Continue reading Single Review: DYLYN – Only Us

Single Review: Kate Boothman – 17

Kate Boothman is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, in Canada who considers their music to be a mix of Indie, Rock, Folk and Psych. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘17’ which was released on the 17th November 2020.  ‘17’ opens with some light percussion before breaking into some ambient melody that just kind of … Continue reading Single Review: Kate Boothman – 17

Single Review: Waxlimbs – Dead in the Water

Waxlimbs are a four piece theatrical alt-rock outfit from Toronto, Canada made up of Will Jarvis on Guitar/Vocals, Lex Metcalfe on Bass/Vocals, Olivia Claire on Keys/Synth/Vocals and Paul Geldart on Drums. Today I will be reviewing their latest track ‘Dead in the Water’ which was released on their 30th October 2020.  ‘Dead in the Water’ … Continue reading Single Review: Waxlimbs – Dead in the Water

Single Review: Noah Malcolm – If Not

Noah Malcolm is a indie folk/pop artist from Prince Edward Island, in Canada but is currently based in Toronto. Today, I will be reviewing ‘If Not, which was released on the 23rd October, and is the second single off their debut EP ‘On Time’.  ‘If Not’ opens with soft, acoustic guitars that blend perfectly with … Continue reading Single Review: Noah Malcolm – If Not

Single Review: Bike Club – Heart Beating

Bike Club are a five piece, heavy pop group from Toronto, Canada. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Heart Beating’ which was released on the 16th October 2020 as part of their EP ‘Find Romance’.  ‘Heart Beating’ opens fast with hard guitars and harder percussion that blend quickly together, when they ease off just … Continue reading Single Review: Bike Club – Heart Beating

EP Review: Päter – SOLE

Päter is a musician based in Toronto that we’ve both reviewed and interviewed on Off the Record before and with their newest EP release, SOLE, of course we jumped at the chance to review them again. Dam, Damn Starting off with Dam, Damn - a song I‘ve reviewed on it’s own! It’s a great start … Continue reading EP Review: Päter – SOLE

Single Review: Deanna Devore – Lately

Deanna Devore is an Electronic/Alternative singer-songwriter based in Chicago and Toronto and today I will be reviewing their single ‘Lately’ which was released on January 2nd 2020.  ‘Lately’ starts off slowly, light percussion and a nice vibing synthy intro that merges with the sonorous vocals that hold a lot of energy and roll over you … Continue reading Single Review: Deanna Devore – Lately

Single Review: Josh Mover & The Shakers – Seagull in the Snow

Josh Mover & The Shakers are a Toronto based music group, fronted by the eponymous Josh Mover. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘Seagull in the Snow’.  ‘Seagull in the Snow’ opens with a building feedback distortion that makes me think of some of the funnest gigs of my youth, and also Tony Hawk … Continue reading Single Review: Josh Mover & The Shakers – Seagull in the Snow

Single Review: Only August – The Rain

Only August (also known as Andrew Reinhardt) is an Indie Folk artist from Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario, in Canada. Today, I will be reviewing his single ‘The Rain’ which was released on the 12th March 2020. ‘The Rain’ opens with a soft, grilling acoustic theme, reminiscent of the rain, and then it explodes, … Continue reading Single Review: Only August – The Rain

Single Review: Päter – Dam, Damn

While there’s a lot of varying content on TikTok - including incredible scripted series, fantastic cosplays and just plain wholesome laughs - it’s not the place I would first think of for new music recommendations, and yet... On my For You page, sandwiched between a DnD shitpost and an Animal Crossing Cosplayer I found Päter’s … Continue reading Single Review: Päter – Dam, Damn