• The Strumbellas, Grimes, Win Big at CMW’s Indie Awards

    The Strumbellas, Grimes, Win Big at CMW’s Indie Awards

    The Phoenix Concert Theatre was the place to be last night for indie fans as Canadian Music Week celebrated their annual Indie Awards. The Indie Awards honours some of the greatest acts both Canadian and internationally in the indie scene.   Grimes took home Album of the Year for her latest ‘Art Angels’ while The Strumbellas won group of the […]

  • LISTEN: Jake Bugg Premieres New Single “Love, Hope And Misery”

    LISTEN: Jake Bugg Premieres New Single “Love, Hope And Misery”

    Jake Bugg‘s new album On My One is due for release on June 17th, 2016 and the singer/songwriter has just premiered the album’s first single “Love, Hope And Misery” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The song, which details Bugg’s struggles with unrequited love, comes after Bugg’s previous previews, the album’s title track “On My One” and “Gimme the […]

  • NEWS: James Blake Announces New Album “The Colour in Anything” Will Be Released Tonight

    NEWS: James Blake Announces New Album “The Colour in Anything” Will Be Released Tonight

    In anticipation for the release of his third studio album, James Blake previewed two new songs, “Radio Silence,” and a collaboration with Bon Iver “I Need a Forest Fire,” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. The new 18-track album, titled The Colour in Anything is set to be released on Friday, May 6th at midnight. Blake has […]

  • NOUVELLE: Busty and the Bass présente Miss Judge

    NOUVELLE: Busty and the Bass présente Miss Judge

    Le groupe composé de 9 membres, Busty and the Bass, présente leur toute nouvelle chanson « Miss Judge » qui mélange plusieurs styles tels que l’électro, le hip-hop, le soul et le jazz. « Miss Judge est notre point de vue sur la façon dont les attentes et les opinions peuvent troubler nos pensées. Nous voulions laisser nos trompettes évacuer une certaine frustration sur un tas […]

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    Canadian Music Week Diaries: Pale Lips, PONY, and Avalanche City

    Pale Lips, a Montreal-based bubblegum punk band, has perhaps the best short biography I have ever read: “drippy mascara slopped rock n roll with sprinkles”. They came exactly as billed for their set at the Ride The Tempo & CMW NeXT showcase at the Silver Dollar Room on Wednesday night, sounding a little bit like a power-pop version of The Ramones. […]

  • Discover: Attica Riots

    Discover: Attica Riots

    Credit: Attica Riots Facebook Canadian Music Week is all about discovering amazing talent from across Canada, and internationally. With the festival right around the corner and so many artists about to descend on the city, I wanted to point you in the direction of Winnipeg based group Attica Riots. The band recently released their video for Misery, the debut single […]

  • WATCH: Skepta Releases “Man” Music Video off Konnichiwa

    WATCH: Skepta Releases “Man” Music Video off Konnichiwa

    UK Grime rapper Skepta will unleash his record Konnichiwa on Friday May 06th, the same date he is scheduled to play Toronto during CMW 2016. In the meanwhile, watch his newest music video for “Man” below. Skepta has been seen with Toronto rapper Drake so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him at Skepta’s sold out show! RELATED: FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT: […]

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    Canadian Music Week Diaries: Ready The Prince & Wild Rivers

    If you’ve never been to Canadian Music Week, your first time can be a little overwhelming. From the headliners, like Tegan and Sara or Bob Mould or even Collective Soul, to the local bands, there’s a lot to cover and consider. For myself, it’s my third time attending Canadian Music Week, but my first time covering it for CONFRONT. So, while […]

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    LISTEN: Young the Giant Releases New Track “Something to Believe In”

    Young the Giant has made major waves on the alternative rock scene since releasing its first single five years ago, and it has just been announced that the California-based band has new music on the way, with a third album, titled Home of the Strange, coming out on August 12. Related: Interview with Young the Giant Of course, the album […]

  • Montreal Concert: Anti-Flag at Foufs

    Montreal Concert: Anti-Flag at Foufs

    Credit: Anti-Flag Facebook WHO: Anti-Flag with Black Lungs WHEN: May 11, 2016 WHERE: Foufounes Electriques HOW MUCH: $21.50 For more information