5 Canadian Singer/Songwriters You Need To Know

Here are 5 Canadian singer/songwriters you need to know.
As a band, a duo or on a solo career, they are awesome! Let’s begin with a “contemplative folk” tune:

 

1. Noah Derksen

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Noah Derksen is a singer-songwriter originating from Winnipeg, MB, who has spent spent the majority of his adult life living in Vancouver, BC.
With a self-described genre of “contemplative folk”, Noah uses the acoustic guitar to convey his thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a mellifluous manner.
He is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in the Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

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2. willolux

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Kristina Emmott, also known under the stage name “willolux,” is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose musical style blends classic 70’s folk with infectious modern dream pop. Her introspective, whimsical songs recall the work of songstresses such as Neko Case, Ingrid Michaelson, and Regina Spektor.

Emmott’s love of songwriting blossomed early on – she recalls wandering through the playground at age 8, humming melodies and constantly daydreaming about songs.

Her debut album as Willolux, produced by Jon Anderson (Andy Shauf, Aidan Knight, Twin Bandit), is a full-length album entitled Thread & Tape, released on June 23rd, 2017. It is a collection of wistful songs, at once fragile and bold, which bravely lays bare questions of self-love, healing, and mental health. Thread & Tape can be found on all streaming services as well as iTunes.

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3. David Stone

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David Stone is a singer/songwriter and musician based in Ontario, Canada.
“The Wasp” was written about summers spent at a trailer park on a small lake in Emsdale, Ontario when he was a young kid.

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4. Emily Rockarts

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With her catchy and endearing story based pop songs, Emily Rockarts is starting to catch on in Toronto’s crowded music scene. Her songs explore the wide eyed optimism of moving to new cities, the expansive depth of oceans, and the stratospheres of space.

Emily met Dan Rougeau (guitar – Flatrock, Midcoast), Soren Nissen (bass – Omni 3, David Occhipinti) and Ian Wright (drums – I Double You, Autobahn) while attending school at Humber College. Drawing on different backgrounds of rock, pop, jazz, and folk they’re working towards developing a cohesive sound that merges these influences.

“Mapmaker”, Emily Rockarts’ debut release from April of 2016, is a collection of songs that is as sweet and light hearted as it is thoughtful and full of longing. Emily’s music is artfully expressed through her captivating quartet. The music is honest, quirky, ever-changing and guarantees that no two shows will be the same.

After a successful east coast tour in promotion of “Mapmaker”, Emily is writing a new batch of songs, with the focus on a national tour, and the release of a full length album in 2018.

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5. Scarlett Jane

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After coming onto the scene in 2012 as one of the most exciting new collaborations in recent Canadian music, Toronto’s female folk/noir duo Scarlett Jane has been gracing audiences coast to coast and over in Europe with their charm, haunting harmonies, and distinctive songs.

Scarlett Jane: powerful and irrefutable, musically and dynamically. From the studio to the stage, this intriguing female duo is geared for great things.

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The Heirs – Suburban Wonderland

Los Angeles-based indie pop band, The Heirs, debut their highly anticipated single and music video for “Suburban Wonderland” on July 14th, 2017- available worldwide.

The track effortlessly blends glossy and brightly colored synths within every note, complimenting brother and sister leads Savannah and Brandon Hudson’s vocal prowess. Begging to be listened to on repeat, the song emphasizes the suburban normality and coming to age in today’s undeniably hectic bliss.

Comprised of Savannah Hudson (vocals), Brandon Hudson (vocals, guitar), Alex Flagstad (guitar), Eian McNeely (bass/keys) and Brennan Benko (drums), The Heirs make their presence known within the indie-pop genre, taking a seat right beside great bands like Walk the Moon and The XX. By effortlessly crafting tracks steeped in a blend of ‘70s glam rock, ‘80s new wave and post-‘90s synth-pop, The Heirs possess a sound with an undeniably cool edge. Signed under industry leader Steve Zap, founder of Z-Entertainment (Aaron Carter, Daya), and RED MUSIC, a division of Sony Music, The Heirs have put together a great and passionate team.   This collaboration already garnered excellent media support and attention from publications such as Billboard, Teen Vogue, MTV News, Alternative Press, all clamoring that “The Heirs are set to dominate the indie-pop world.” – Paste Magazine

Currently, “Suburban Wonderland” marks their first release prior to the upcoming EP, slated for release later this year.

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6 Swedish New Artists You Need To Know

Here are 6 Swedish new artists you need to know.
Indie folk singer-songwriters, dream pop bands and solo projects. Let’s begin with a modern soul tune!

 
1. Daniel Rosenholm

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After several years of making music under the pseudonym Dubious Quip and in different band constellations, the swedish artist and producer Daniel Rosenholm has now taken off his mask and decided to just be himself. He is a big fan of lots of different styles of music, especially urban genres, this becomes really clear in his first single under his own name, It’s Gonna Be Alright , a modern soul-song with an irresistible laidback groove.

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2. Simon Alexander

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With a sound influenced by greats like Jeff Buckley and Neil Young to more modern songwriters like Hozier and Matt Corby, swedish singer-songwriter Simon Alexander is making an impact on the folk/indie scene bringing profound lyrics and heartfelt melodies.

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3. Patrik Jakubowski

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Dreamy singer-songwriter pop with a groovy attitude.
‘Healing’ is the second single from Patrik Jakubowski‘s cooperation with producer Mattias Tegnér and they continue their work to accompany Patrik’s superb singing with a more electronic and beat driven sound. With this new soundscape they have created a perfect vessel for Patrik’s voice to be able to sing a quite moody song about getting your shit together again after a break-up or loss of some kind but still maintain a positive vibe.

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4. Narrow Skies

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Nordic-inspired, nature-infused, reflective dream pop from Sweden. Organic soundscapes combine with electronic elements to evoke images of the natural world; from shimmering lakes to the hidden depths of the forest, and the extremes of winter’s icy grasp to the land of the midnight sun. They are Narrow Skies.

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5. Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes

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Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes is an atmospheric indie pop band from Stockholm consisting of Siri Sjöberg, Elias Mahfoud, Edvin Arleskär och Tilde Hansen.

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6. RHEYA

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RHEYA is a solo project of a Swedish artist who keeps his identity hidden. For lovers of dream pop and old Captured Tracks-bands like Wild Nothing, this is something to add to your playlists.

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Kim Churchill’s Newest Single

Australian songsmith Kim Churchill has announced his new album Weight_Falls.
Check out his new single, Second Hand Car, a prime example of Kim’s incredible talent, with its retro keys, propulsive guitar line and rousing chant-a-long chorus. Listen HERE.

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“I just want to write music to entertain and to move people and to be the soundtrack to their lives,” he says. “I want to become a figure in the world that helps people see that it’s all ok, and the world is what it is – the best and worst parts of it.”

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Smoky Knights’ New Single

Smoky Knights’ super catchy vibe ‘Sooner or Later’ is the brand new single off their 3rd EP and brings us the upbeat surf rock flavours to cheer this week:

Smoky Knights are an indie rock quartet based out of Los Angeles. In an attempt to achieve psychedelic feelings on their upcoming 3rd EP, the band’s sound has arrived somewhere between California surf rock, 50’s dinner club fluff, and 70’s drug binge fuzz. In 2012, Smoky Knights was formed as a trio by original members Andy Fischer-Price, Seth Sylvester, and Adam Brooks. They added guitarist Jesse Cross in the fall of 2014.


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New Indie Folk [#26] – A Great Mix

A NEW awesome compilation! IMD Mix #26 brings together big names in the Indie Folk scene today:

The Hollow Men / Paul Cook & The Chronicles / Simon Alexander / Lauran Hibberd / David Stone / Dorin Yanni / Will Hawkins / Martha Bailey / Mat Hunsley / Alex Hulme / East Love


 


This time we had the participation of some of the greatest photographers around the globe!
Prottoy HassanCameron StowAllef Vinicius / Mira BozhkoSollersBadder ManaouchWarren Wong / Noah SillimanMathias HerheimJoren AranasChris Greenhow
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Diamond Thug’s single ‘Eclipsed’

In 2016 the South African band, Diamond Thug, recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support, Indie Shuffle calling it ‘…a joy to listen to’. After significant support at Spotify in their home country, where they have now had several million plays, and with the wind in their sails, Diamond Thug introduce their music internationally with their upcoming single ‘Eclipsed’, an evocative track that takes influence from the likes of Warpaint, Tame Impala and more.

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Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies. The pursuit of an authentic & honest sound has earned the band various honours in international competitions such as Culture Collide’s pick to perform at SXSW 2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover and the attention of Grammy Award winner Darryl Torr, who had this to say about the band: “When listening to Diamond Thug, you are taken on a journey. It’s the effortless vocals, supported by a solid band, that tips you over the edge & pulls you through into their world. It’s rare to find a voice that can execute such interesting melodies so effortlessly as well as a band that leaves space for the vocals to shine, yet are able to maintain musical integrity.”

Listen to their new single ‘Eclipsed’ below:

 

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