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Safia Nolin's Igloo nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

Safia Nolin's Igloo nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

Great news for Safia: her song_ Igloo_, off her debut album Limoilou, is nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN! The winner will be unveiled on July 6th. Until then, make sure to vote for Igloo (once a day) there ---> Safia Nolin - Igloo

She made this amazing video to convince you to vote for her. Check it out!

Safia Nolin is also one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson! She will perform at this year's FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16th at Club Soda. RSVP on the Facebook Event and purchase your tickets online.

ALA.NI announces the release of You & I in Canada and shares a video

ALA.NI’s performance at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival enthralled and amazed her audience. Since then, she’s released her 12-track album on the renowned Paris-based label No format! on March 6 2016 in Europe, a record that evolved from 4 EPs released over each season in 2015.

Bonsound is proud to be part of the digital release of the British singer with Caribbean roots’ debut album on July 1st in Canada. Be sure to catch her next performance at Club Soda on July 7th, as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Pre-order the album You & I now via iTunes.

Today, ALA.NI releases her self-directed video for her song Ol’ Fashioned Kiss. The images are a literal depection of the song’s title, and portrays an ode to tenderness and intimacy. Watch Ol’ Fashioned Kiss now via Youtube.

BEYRIES unveils her video for Soldier and signs with Bonsound

It is with great excitement that BEYRIES announces her signing with Bonsound (label and booking). Just before her summer tour across Western Canada, she unveils a video directed by Marie Belzil (multimedia director at MOMENT FACTORY: Foresta Lumina, Jay-Z, LAX Airport, etc.), for Soldier, the very first song she wrote and the first single from her upcoming debut album, produced by Alex McMahon (Ariane Moffatt, Alex Nevsky, Betty Bonifassi), set to be released in 2017.

Watch and share the video for Soldier via YouTube.

BEYRIES is a singer-songwriter and self-taught musician born in Montreal. La Presse’s Émilie Côté has described her music, saying that a peaceful strength springs from her voice and comforting melodies. She took refuge at an early age in the beauty of her family piano which became a reassuring and immersive soundtrack for her childhood. Several years later came the desire to share and convert the vestiges of her past into lyrics and melodies.

Tour Dates
06/18 Toronto, ON // Drake Hotel (NXNE - Opening for Bertrand Belin)
07/14 Chilliwack, BC // Bozzini's Restaurant (Opening for Martin Harley)
07/18 Salt Spring Island, BC // Pitchfork Social
07/23 Cowichan Valley, BC // Rock of the Woods festival
08/13 Water Valley, AB // Rootstock
09/30 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy-Aubert (Opening for Safia Nolin)
10/07 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog (Opening for Safia Nolin)
11/02 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus - Cabaret Espace Scène (Opening for Safia Nolin)

Bonsound artists at the FrancoFolies de Montréal!

The 2016 FrancoFolies de Montréal, happening from June 9th-18th, has now announced their complete lineup. And you definitely shouldn't miss indoor shows by Safia Nolin, Yann Perreau and I.D.A.L.G., as well as outdoor concerts by Dead Obies, Loïc April and Samito.

Dead Obies @ Ford Stage
Opening Event with Brown, Alaclair Ensemble, Loud Lary Ajust
Thursday, June 9th | 6pm
Free!

I.D.A.L.G. @ Métropolis
Opening for Les Trois Accords
Friday, June 10th | 9pm
Tickets

Loïc April (acoustic set) @ Foire des Francos
Saturday, June 11th | 1pm
Free!

Samito @ La Zone Molson Canadian
Double Bill with La Bronze
Thursday, June 16th | 5pm
Free!

Safia Nolin @ Club Soda
Thursday, June 16th | 7pm
Tickets

Yann Perreau @ Club Soda
Friday, June 17th | 7pm
Première partie: Amylie
Tickets

New artist: Loïc April shares his DIV/SION EP

New artist: Loïc April shares his DIV/SION EP

Recently signed to Bonsound, today Loïc April releases his debut EP DIV/SION on all digital platforms. First launched independently on his Bandcamp page last January, the EP rapidly carved out a place for itself on Montreal’s alternative radio stations. DIV/SION is a strikingly well-composed work of shoegaze rock, blending dreamy pop melodies and introspective lyrics with reverb and guitar distortion. The three songs, written by Loïc, were recorded with several of his musician friends and mixed by Jean-Michel Coutu (Duchess Says, Pypy, Jesuslesfilles, I.D.A.L.G.).

Influenced as much by Slowdive and the Pixies as by Françoise Hardy, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has a liking for unorthodox and melodious chord progressions. The result is a timeless and vivid French rock record.

Discover DIV/SION today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

Tour Dates
06/01 Montreal, QC // Brasserie Beaubien (with Zuzu's Petals)
06/11 Montreal, QC // Foire des Francos
07/06 Montreal, QC // Perfecto
07/28 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier (Opening for Safia Nolin)

Safia Nolin nominated for the Prix Félix-Leclerc

Safia Nolin nominated for the Prix Félix-Leclerc

Congrats to Safia Nolin who is one of 10 finalistes for the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson! The prize allows two winners, one from Quebec and another from France, to get known on the other side of the Atlantic. The Quebecois winner will be unveiled on June 15th as part of the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal and will be invited to take part to the Francofolies de La Rochelle in 2017.

Safia will perform at this year's FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16th at Club Soda. RSVP on the Facebook Event and purchase your tickets online.

Best Seller is available now!

Best Seller is available now!

Champion's Best Seller is available now online (Bandcamp/iTunes) and in stores!

Perfect for the summer time, this self-produced album is vibrant, festive, and sure to make you smile and dance. Like his previous projects, this latest oeuvre celebrates life. On Best Seller, Champion reconnects with his early musical tastes and pulls us into the wide universe of his music, where electric guitars, huge beats and amazing blues voices all merge together.

Champion will be performing during the Montreal International Jazz Festival, on June 30th and during the FEQ on July 15 in Quebec city.

Upcoming shows
30/06 Montréal, QC // Club Soda Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
09/07 Baie-Comeau, QC // Parc des Pionniers (Festival Eau Grand Air)
15/07 Québec, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d'été de Québec)
07/23 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Scène Desjardins (Le Festif!)
08/11 Gaspé, QC // Festival Musique du Bout du Monde
08/18 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // International de Montgolfières de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
08/19 St-Albert, ON // Festival de la Curd
09/17 Fredericton, NB // Festival Harvest Jazz & Blues

Les Deuxluxes unveil Springtime Devil and sign with Bonsound

Les Deuxluxes unveil Springtime Devil and sign with Bonsound

Les Deuxluxes, comprised of Anna Frances Meyer (vocals, tenor guitar) and Étienne Barry (drums, guitar & vocals, simultaneously), unveil Springtime Devil, the first single and title track off their upcoming debut LP due out this September on Bonsound.

Springtime Devil delivers a visceral rush, showcasing the band’s many colours, with rapid-fire rhythms and sensual melodies. The song is a perfect introduction to and summary of this album. Springtime Devil is available on Bandcamp and all other digital platforms.

Tour Dates
05/06 Toronto, ON // The Great Hall (CMW - Bonsound showcase)
05/06 Toronto, ON // The Garrison (CMW)
06/04 Gatineau, QC // Le Petit Chicago
06/10 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo
06/17 Montreal, QC // Jardins Gamelin
06/18 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Commission Brassicole
07/02 Saint-Éphrem, QC // Woodstock en Beauce
07/08 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (Festival d’été de Québec)
07/09 Métabetchouan, QC // Co-op O’Soleil
07/15 Ayer’s Cliff, QC // Shazam Fest
08/05 Montreal, QC // Esplanade of Olympic Park (First Fridays Montreal)
08/20 Gould (Lingwick), QC // La nuit du pont couvert Festival
08/27 Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC // Bivouak’ Alooza Festival
09/29 Trois-Rivières, QC // Le Satyre

Shows

This week

3August | Wednesday

Samito

Lachine, QC|
Parc de la Marina d'Escale

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Wednesday
27
Jul.

Yann Perreau

Vaudreuil-DorionQC
Maison Félix Leclerc de Vaudreuil
7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages

Voluntary contribution

Thursday
28
Jul.

Safia Nolin

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Loïc April
Thursday
28
Jul.

Samito

MontréalQC
Parc Hartenstein
7:00pm - All Ages

Free

Thursday
28
Jul.

Loïc April

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Safia Nolin
Friday
29
Jul.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Osheaga
2:45pm - All Ages
Friday
29
Jul.

Yann Perreau

St-Félix-de-ValoisQC
Terrain du Presbytère de St-Félix-de-Valois
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Radio Radio

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act: Samito

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Samito

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of Radio Radio

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Safia Nolin

L'AssomptionCA
Arrière-Scène Ange Cornu
9:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
31
Jul.

Dead Obies

MontréalQC
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Osheaga
- All Ages
Monday
01
Aug.

DJ Champion

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Tuesday
02
Aug.

DJ Champion

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Wednesday
03
Aug.

Samito

LachineQC
Parc de la Marina d'Escale
- All Ages

Free

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