Congrats to Safia Nolin for winning the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson!
The prize allows two winners, one from Quebec and another from France, to find an audience on the other side of the Atlantic. The Quebecois winner will be invited to take part in the Francofolies de La Rochelle in 2017.
Safia Nolin will play during many festivals this summer. Visit safianolin.com for all her tour dates.
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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, 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.
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