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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

Duchess Says delivers new single Negative Thoughts

Duchess Says delivers new single Negative Thoughts

Duchess Says has returned to Earth to soil your sweet dreams with Negative Thoughts, the first single from their forthcoming Sciences Nouvelles LP, out this fall on Bonsound (Canada) and Slovenly Recordings (rest of the world), with the ringing endorsement of the Church of Budgerigars. In this antagonistic coldwave workout, chanteuse maniaque Annie-Claude Deschênes hammers Negative Thoughts straight through the soul, besmirching your cherished optimism while her cocky cronies dismissively grind it into dust.

Negative Thoughts premiered yesterday on Brooklyn Vegan, and is available now on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and all other digital platforms.

Tour dates
05/03 Guelph, ON // E Bar
05/04 Peterborough, ON // The Oxford ¬
05/05 Hamilton, ON // This Aint Hollywood ¬
05/07 Toronto, ON // Adelaide Hall, CMW - Brooklyn Vegan showcase
06/18 Saskatoon, SK // Moso Festival
06/21 Edmonton, AB // Buckingham
06/22 Calgary, AB // Sled Island Festival
06/23 Calgary, AB // Sled Island Festival
07/22 Baie St-Paul, QC // Le Festif
08/12 Sudbury, ON // Up Here Festival
∞ w/ Protomartyr
¬ w/ Soupcans

Champion shares What a Life, the second single from his upcoming album

Champion unveils What a Life, off his new album Best Seller to be released on May 6th via Bonsound. After releasing a bold vintage music video for his first single Life is Good, the artist strikes again with a track that will no doubt make the crowd dance non-stop.

Pre-order the album now via Bandcamp (CD/vinyl/digital) or iTunes, and immediately download the song.

On What a Life, Champion revels in powerful and rich sounds supported by a heavy guitar riff. Singers Lou Laurence and Marie-Christine Depestre lend their soulful voices to the song, giving the harmony a strong identity. The sound grows in an epic crescendo and explodes with a catchy chorus.

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

Shows

This week

7October | Friday

Dead Obies

Saint-Casimir, QC|
La Taverne de Saint-Casimir

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Saturday
01
Oct.

Safia Nolin

ChicoutimiQC
Le Sous-Bois
10:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
01
Oct.

Les Deuxluxes

QuébecQC
Le Cercle - Lab Vivant
8:00pm - All Ages
02
Oct.

Samito

MontréalQC
Les Jardins Gamelin
Fête de Clôture des Jardins Gamelin
2:30pm - All Ages

Free

Wednesday
05
Oct.

Jean-Michel Blais

MontréalQC
Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
06
Oct.

Yann Perreau

GatineauQC
Salle Jean-Despréz
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Thursday
06
Oct.

Les Deuxluxes

RimouskiQC
Salle Desjardins Telus
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Lisa LeBlanc
Thursday
06
Oct.

Lisa LeBlanc

RimouskiQC
Salle Desjardins Telus
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Les Deuxluxes
Friday
07
Oct.

Lisa LeBlanc

ChicoutimiQC
Théâtre Banque Nationale
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Les Deuxluxes
Friday
07
Oct.

Dead Obies

Saint-CasimirQC
La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
10:00pm - All Ages
Friday
07
Oct.

Les Deuxluxes

ChicoutimiQC
Théâtre Banque Nationale
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Lisa Leblanc
Friday
07
Oct.

Safia Nolin

MagogQC
Vieux Clocher de Magog
8:30pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Beyries
Friday
07
Oct.

BEYRIES

MagogQC
Vieux Clocher de Magog
8:30pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Safia Nolin
Saturday
08
Oct.

Milk & Bone

St-André-AvellinQC
Le St-André
9:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
08
Oct.

Dead Obies

Saint-PrimeQC
La Grange
Le Coup de Grâce de Saint-Prime
11:45pm - All Ages
Saturday
08
Oct.

Les Deuxluxes

Saint-PrimeQC
La Grange
Le Coup de Grâce de Saint-Prime
7:00pm - All Ages
Double Lisa LeBlanc
Saturday
08
Oct.

Lisa LeBlanc

Saint-PrimeQC
La Grange
Coup de Grâce de Saint-Prime
7:00pm - All Ages
Double Les Deuxluxes
Saturday
08
Oct.

Yann Perreau

Saint-LucienQC
Festival de la Canneberge de Saint-Lucien
9:00pm - All Ages

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