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2017 GAMIQ Nominations

Congrats to all the artists nominated at this year's GAMIQ Awards! Here are the nominations garnered by Bonsound's roster of artists:

Beyries
Song of the Year for Wondering
Breakthrough artist of the year

Groenland
Pop Album for A wider space

Dead Obies
Public's Choice
Rap EP for Air Max
Video of the Year for Waiting

Duchess says
Post-Rock/Post-Punk Album or EP for Sciences Nouvelles

Les Deuxluxes
Rock Album for Springtime Devil

Geoffroy
Video of the Year for Sleeping on my own

Lydia Képinski
Pop EP for EP
Song of the year for Apprendre à mentir
Breakthrough artist of the year

Milk & Bone unveil Daydream video

Milk & Bone traveled to Los Angeles this past summer to shoot the video for Daydream. This is the first single off their upcoming sophomore effort, set to be released in February 2018 via Bonsound.

Directed and designed by Jérémie Saindon and Soleil Denault, the video - premiering on W Magazine - is a beautiful expression of the song’s romantic and lustful aura. We needed to write a lusty song that would make you wanna close your eyes and feel the sun setting on your cheeks, explains the duo. We wrote Daydream in a moment of creative closeness. The single was produced by Gabriel Gagnon, the band’s early collaborator, and mixed by Gagnon and Howie Beck (Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Charlotte Day Wilson, etc.).

The song is available on all music services.

Milk & Bone will play a show at Halifax Pop Explosion on October 19th at Lion & Bright Café Wine Bar. More tour dates will be announced soon.

Dead Obies return with a video for new single Monnaie

Dead Obies are back with a video for their brand new single, Monnaie (“Money”), out today via Bonsound. Directed by Jean-François Sauvé, the video is a literal depiction the song’s title. From a cannabis greenhouse to a multi-million dollar mansion, dollar bills fly. ;-)

Watch and share the video for Monnaie via YouTube.
Monnaie is available now on all music services.

Off the back of their ethereal Air Max EP (released in March), the rap group now offers a banger reminiscent of past hits like Where They @, which has garnered over 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over a million views on YouTube. Monnaie is Dead Obies’ Euro-braggadocio anthem fresh out of Grande Ville Studio located in Paris. The repeated chorus line Mets la monnaie dans ma main basically translates to get paid. It reflects a state of mind based on European entrepreneurship, and is inspired by the band’s latest tour throughout France.

Tour Dates
06/10/17 Contrecoeur, QC // Centre multifonctionnel de Contrecoeur
14/10/17 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
19/10/17 La Baie, QC // Café Bistro Summum
20/10/17 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
21/10/17 Dolbeau, QC // Vox Populi
26/10/17 La Pocatière, QC // Cégep de La Pocatière
27/10/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
04/11/17 Lyon, FR // Bizarre !
09/11/17 Paris, FR // Batofar
10/11/17 Rennes, FR // 1988 Live Club
17/11/17 Montpellier, FR // Zénith Sud
18/11/17 Marseille, FR // Le Razzle
08/12/17 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane
09/12/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Bar Le Diverti

Bonsound artists at Coup de Coeur Francophone 2017

Coup de Coeur Francophone is back and the lineup has finally been unveiled! From November 2nd to 12th, don't miss acts by Loïc April, Philippe B, IDALG, Mike Shabb and Julie Aubé!

Julie Aubé @ Sala Rossa
Novembre 8th | 20h
Other artist: Samuele
Billets

Philippe B // Corps Amour Anarchie - Léo Ferré
November 8th and 9th | 20h
Other artists: Bïa, Alexandre Désilets, Michel Faubert et Catherine Major
Tickets

Loïc April @ l'Esco
November 10th | 22h
Other artists: Look Sacré et Zouz
Tickets

IDALG @ Vinyle Shop Montréal
Novembre 12th | 22h
Tickets

Mike Shabb @ Sat
Novembre 12th | 20h
Other artists: Alaclair Ensemble, Eman X Vlooper
Tickets

Lisa LeBlanc unveils a video for Ace of Spades

Lisa LeBlanc is pleased to share a video for her cover of Ace of Spades, a celebration of the impressive crowds who attended her dynamic shows at the Festival d’été de Québec, the Festif de Baie St-Paul and the Sommet des Arts et de la Musique de Longueuil. This Motörhead cover is off her album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, released via Bonsound last fall. LeBlanc’s friend and touring bandmate Pierre-Luc Racine directed the video.

Watch and share the video for Ace of Spades.

The Acadian singer attended the popular AmericanaFest in Nashville recently, and earned a ton of attention from some of the most important players in American media, including Bob Boilen who wrote on his Instagram account: Not a new voice for some but a new discovery for me and the best new voice I found at Americana fest this year. The host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and the Tiny Desk Concert series has helped catapult a number of now-big-name artists to fame.

The recent Polaris short-list nominee is now touring across the country. Lisa LeBlanc stopped in Toronto last Saturday to perform at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) Induction ceremony.

Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all of her tour dates.

Upcoming shows
24/09 Winnipeg, MB // West End Cultural Centre
26/09 Calgary, AB // Festival Hall
27/09 Edmonton, AB // 9910
29/09 Saskatoon, SK // The Capitol
30/09 Swift Current, SK // Lyric Theatre
02/11 Charlottetown, PE // Confederation Centre of the Arts
04/11 Halifax, NS // The Seahorse Tavern
07/11 Rogersville, NB // Club 126
08/11 Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
09/11 Fredericton, NB // The Capital Complex
10/11 Edmundston, NB // Centre Jean-Daigle
16/11 Toronto, ON // The Horseshoe Tavern
17/11 Harrow, ON // The Harrow Legion
18/11 Harrow, ON // The Harrow Legion
08/12 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
09/12 Montréal, QC // Théâtre Corona

2017 ADISQ Nominations

Bonsound and our talented artists have garnered cool nominations at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ, L'Autre Gala and Gala de l'industrie. Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year!

Safia Nolin
Female Artist of the Year - Vote here!
Album of the Year - Reinterpretation (for Reprises Vol.1)
Video of the Year (for Technicolor directed by DAVAI)

Lisa LeBlanc
Album of the Year - Anglophone (for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?)
Show of the Year - Anglophone
Engineer and Mix of the Year (Francis Bélanger, Joseph Donovan, Benoît Morier, Nicolas Petrowski for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?)
Album Producer of the Year (Joseph Donovan for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?)

Philippe B
Album of the Year - Folk (for La grande nuit vidéo)
Album of the Year - Critic's Choice (for La grande nuit vidéo)

BEYRIES
Album of the Year - Anglophone (for Landing)

Bonsound
Record Label of the Year
Management Company of the Year
Publicity Team of the Year
Promo Web Team of the Year
Concert Producers of the Year

Les Deuxluxes unveil a new video for Tobacco Vanilla

Four months have passed since their spring tour in Mexico. Kicking ass more than ever, Les Deuxluxes are back with a new music video for their song Tobacco Vanilla from their very first album Springtime Devil, released last year via Bonsound.

Watch and share the music video for Tobacco Vanilla via Youtube.

Directed by Ariel Poupart, this music video of epic cinematic proportion sets our duo in the desert at the southern most tip of Baja California, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Hair billowing in the wind, guitars blazin' (literally), Les Deuxluxes stay true to themselves and seduce the viewer with their unique charisma and legendary flair.

Les Deuxluxes are heading west at the end of September. Opening for Lisa LeBlanc at her Winnipeg, Calgary and Swift Current shows, they will also play in Lloysdminster, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert before flying off to Colombia on October 14th to perform at Grita Rock Festival in Manizales. For all their tour dates, visit lesdeuxluxes.com.

Upcoming shows
09/07/17 Montreal, QC // Scène Desjardins 360d (OUMF)
09/09/17 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
09/22/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
09/24/17 Winnipeg, MB // West End Cultural Center (Opening for Lisa LeBlanc)
09/26/17 Calgary, AB // Festival Hall (Opening for Lisa LeBlanc)
09/28/17 Lloydminster, SK // The Root
09/29/17 Edmonton, AB // The Aviary
09/30/17 Swift Current, SK // Lyric Theatre (Opening for Lisa LeBlanc)
10/05/17 Saskatoon, SK // Capitol Music Club
10/07/17 Prince Albert, SK // Rock Trout Cafe
10/14/17 Manizales, CO // Festival Grita Rock
03/10/18 Lasalle, QC // Théâtre du Grand Sault

Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Pierre Kwenders unveils two new singles from his upcoming album

Two months ago, Pierre Kwenders shared his addictive, summer hit Sexus Plexus Nexus. Named after a trilogy of erotic novels by Henry Miller, ‘Sexus Plexus Nexus’ is as sensuous as its source material: a sex, sax, and string-laden confection that floats along until Congolese rumba guitars enter the scene (Pitchfork). Today, the Emperor strikes again and presents not one, but two singles off his sophomore album MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time: La La Love and Tuba Tuba. This new album is set to be released on September 8th via Bonsound.

Watch and share La La Love and Tuba Tuba via YouTube. The two singles are available on all digital platforms now.

La La Love is a love anthem, Pierre explains. Everybody needs love. We can’t get enough of it. Life is short. Let’s enjoy it and dance. No need to bother with what others say. Live and let live, that’s the spirit of Tuba Tuba. These two songs meet in the spirit of celebration, that of love and life.

This album puts Pierre Kwenders at the forefront of the Montreal’s afrocentric music scene. I wanted to reflect a certain sensuality in my lyrics and my singing. There are a lot of love-related songs in this album. I wanted to dedicate it to women, especially, the artist explains. This ode to love is certainly present on the voluptuous song Sexus Plexus Nexus, while on Zonga he remembers a childhood sweetheart and on Rendezvous he sings about taking his dream woman to Paris. The women in Pierre Kwenders’ life give him strength, hence the title Makanda (which means ‘strength’ in Tshiluba).

Don't miss his new album's launch in Montreal on September 13th at the PHI Centre. Tickets are on sale online.

Upcoming shows
08/19/17 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Place Lagny
08/31/17 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Scène extérieure Desjardins (FME)
09/13/17 Montreal, QC // PHI Center (Album launch show)
09/15/17 Toronto, ON // Rivoli
09/16/17 Guelph, ON // Market Square Stage (Guelph Jazz Festival)
09/22/17 Quebec city, QC // Le Cercle
09/22/17 Quebec city, QC // Le Cercle (with Moonshine)
09/23/17 Ottawa, QC // NAC Studio

BEYRIES unveils a video for her song Son

The song Son, from her debut album Landing, was brought to the screen by DTO film productions. Directed by Philippe Grenier and shot on 35mm film, the video tells the dark secret of a country-dwelling family whose eldest son aims to avenge his little sister.

Exclusively on Exclaim!, watch and share the video now.

BEYRIES will be very busy during the upcoming months! She will be perform at the Lolë White Tour in Montreal on August 12, being a yoga-enthusiast herself. She will also open for k.d. Lang on September 3rd at the Grand Théâtre de Québec as part of her Ingénue Redux tour. Finally, before her autumn tour, she will perform at the legendary Club Soda in Montreal on September 15th as part of POP Montreal.

Tour dates
08/11/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Amphithéâtre Rolland (Saint-Jérôme Folk)
08/12/17 Montreal, QC // Quai Jacques-Cartier (Lolë White Tour)
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC // Café aux 4 jeudis (Festival de l’Outaouais Émergent)
08/24/17 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // Scène Cogeco - Parc Delpha-Sauvé (Festival Artefact)
09/03/17 Quebec city, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec (Opening act of k.d. lang)
09/15/17 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (POP Montréal)
10/04/17 Rimouski, QC // Spect’Art Rimouski
10/05/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Salle Georges-Codling
10/20/17 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
10/21/17 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
10/26/17 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville
10/28/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église St. James
11/01/17 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
11/04/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
12/01/17 Laval, QC // Maison des arts de Laval
12/09/17 Terrebonne, QC // Le Moulinet
01/19/18 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30
01/25/18 Sainte-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
02/08/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
02/16/18 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // Cabaret des Mauvaises Habitudes
02/23/18 Saint-Prime, QC // Vieux Couvent de Saint-Prime
03/01/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la Ville - Le P’tit bar de Jean-Louis
03/03/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la Ville - Le P’tit bar de Jean-Louis
04/27/18 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard

Shows

This week

25November | Saturday

Duchess Says

Ottawa, ON|
St.Alban's Church

2December | Saturday

Les Deuxluxes

Santa Maria, BR|
Morrostock Festival
Saturday
25
Nov.

Duchess Says

OttawaON
St.Alban's Church
8:00pm - All Ages
Double Yamantaka Sonic Titans

Safia Nolin

Sold out
EdmontonAB
Starlite Room
New Constellations tour
- All Ages
Sold out
EdmontonAB
Starlite Room
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages
Saint-JérômeQC
Salle Antony-Lessard
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
25
Nov.

Jason Bajada

Val DavidQC
Mouton Noir
9:00pm - All Ages

Safia Nolin

Prince AlbertSK
The E.A. Rawlinson Centre
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages

Elisapie

Prince AlbertSK
The E.A. Rawlinson Centre
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages

Safia Nolin

Sold out
WinnipegMB
West End Cultural Center
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages

Elisapie

Sold out
WinnipegMB
West End Cultural Center
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages

Safia Nolin

Thunder BayON
Port Arthur Polish Hall
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages
Thunder BayON
Port Arthur Polish Hall
New Constellations tour
8:00pm - All Ages
Wednesday
29
Nov.

Les Deuxluxes

CuritibaBR
92 Graus Bar
- All Ages
Saint-Jean-sur-RichelieuQC
Cabaret Théâtre du Vieux St-Jean
6:00pm - All Ages

Karen Young et Coral Egan

St-HyacintheQC
Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
8:30pm - All Ages

Christian Sean

DrummondvilleQC
Maison des Arts Desjardins Drummondville - Studio EGR
8:00pm - 18+
Opening act of Aliocha

Jean-Michel Blais

QuébecQC
Grand Théâtre de Québec - Salle Octave Crémazie
8:00pm - All Ages
LavalQC
Maison des Arts de Laval
8:00pm - All Ages

Yann Perreau

Mont-TremblantQC
Église du Village
Perreau et la Lune
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
Dec.

Les Deuxluxes

CaxiasBR
Atilio's 86
- All Ages

Mara Tremblay

MontréalQC
Parc Émilie Gamelin
Noël dans le Parc
7:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
Dec.

Karen Young et Coral Egan

DorvalQC
Centre culturel Peter B. Yeomans
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
02
Dec.

Les Deuxluxes

Santa MariaBR
Morrostock Festival
- All Ages

Karen Young et Coral Egan

Sorel-TracyQC
La Maison de la musique de Sorel-Tracy
8:00pm - All Ages