• ALTERNATIVE: Blue Pool EP by Vanessa Carlton

    ALTERNATIVE: Blue Pool EP by Vanessa Carlton

    Arguably, Vanessa Carlton’s biggest hit to date is “A Thousand Miles”; her pop-rock anthem with its unmistakable piano arrangement has been a long-time favourite. Carlton returns with her newest release Blue Pool; the four track EP opens with “Take It Easy”, a sweet sounding, harrowing track that epitomizes Carlton’s musical progression. Blue Pool is a release of astounding simplicity yet its […]

  • Django Django at Le National – July 26th, 2105

    Django Django at Le National – July 26th, 2105

  • RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015

    RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015

    The 2015 edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest wrapped up its 11-day run over the weekend and Confront was on site to join in the fun for the closing weekend. As always, this year’s edition of the festival included an eclectic mix of high profile performers, ranging in style from country to comedy and hip hop to rock’n’roll. And, with […]

  • NEWS: Secret Eyes Sign w/ Tragic Hero Records and Release LP August 7th

    NEWS: Secret Eyes Sign w/ Tragic Hero Records and Release LP August 7th

    Last friday, alternative progressive rock band Secret Eyes announced that they signed with Tragic Hero Records [A Skylit Drive, The Dead Rabbitts] and that they will release an LP on August 7th. The title of the album is Comatose and the band has released a video for “Oh Dear,” the first single off the album featuring Jonny Craig. The album also […]

  • INDIE POP: Splendor by Two Cheers

    INDIE POP: Splendor by Two Cheers

    Two Cheers are a fresh indie-pop band straight out of LA that came to life in early 2014, when vocalist & founder of the band Bryan Akcasu started writing and recording the band’s debut self-titled album. Then, with the aid of drummer John O’Reilly Jr. and mixing engineer Justin Newton, the album was released low-key during summer of 2014. The band was officially […]

  • Two Cheers

    Two Cheers

    ‘Something old, something new’ is the perfect way to describe what Two Cheers sound like. With their familiar-yet-fresh sound evoking The 1975 and the Strokes, this Detroit-based-by-way-of-Los-Angeles indie pop band will be releasing their sophomore album, Splendor, on July 21. Armed with a new single called “The Explode Boys”, Two Cheers are making a beeline straight for your ears and […]

  • LISTEN: We Came As Strangers Release Free Digital Download

    LISTEN: We Came As Strangers Release Free Digital Download

    English band We Came As Strangers got together three years ago — unfamiliar with one another — and have written three amazing albums ever since. This week, they are giving fans a glimpse of their upcoming record by offering them the chance to download one song for free: “Eyedom.” It’s mostly an instrumental track that brings together their individual talents in order to create a two and a half minute […]

  • ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT: City and Colour New Album Due In October

    ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT: City and Colour New Album Due In October

    Photo credit : Alyssa Gafkjen Early this week, City and Colour announced the release date for his upcoming album If I Should Go Before You through Dine Alone Records. The album, recorded in Nashville, features Dallas Green’s touring band, which is a first for a City and Colour album. Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is […]

  • La chanson du weekend: Avant de disparaître de Claude Bégin

    La chanson du weekend: Avant de disparaître de Claude Bégin

    La chanson du weekend est une chronique hebdomadaire des différents collaborateurs de Confront Magazine, qui vous livrent leurs indispensables musicaux pour le weekend.   Connu d’abord pour ses projets avec Accrophone et Alaclair Ensemble puis en tant que réalisateur, producteur et maintenant auteur-compositeur-interprète, Claude Bégin a le vent dans les voiles depuis la sortie de son premier album, Les Magiciens.  Son premier simple, Avant […]

  • TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Mowgli’s and Lights Fall Tour

    TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: The Mowgli’s and Lights Fall Tour

    Indie pop band The Mowgli’s and Canadian musician Lights have just announced a co-headlining tour. They will be teaming up this fall for a month-long run throughout the United States. Beginning in Austin, Texas on November 4, the tour will (appropriately) wrap up in San Francisco on December 8. Related: The Mowgli’s at La Vitrola Tickets are currently on sale for all […]