Safia Nolin recently shot a performance with BRBR in a pre-springtime Carré Saint-Louis, in Montreal. The song she played, Valse à l'envers, can't be found anywhere else on the web so check it out here!
Safia is in the running for CBC's Searchlight contest: vote for her!
If you haven't done so yet, follow her on Twitter and like her Facebook page.
Safia will be playing in Montreal on Saturday, April 5th and will be opening for Groenland in Gatineau on April 12th.
Mark Berube and his bandmates will soon be heading on tour in Europe to celebrate the release of Russian Dolls on the other side of the Atlantic! The album will be available in Switzerland on April 11th (Two Gentlemen Records), in France on April 22nd (Harmonia Mundi) and in Germany on April 25th (Rough Trade).
If you still haven't purchased Russian Dolls, you can find it in stores, on iTunes and on markberube.com.
European Tour Dates
04/10 Fribourg, CH // Nouveau Monde
04/11 Genève, CH // La Gravière
04/12 Zurich, CH // Helsinki Klub
04/13 Neuchâtel, CH // Queen Kong Club
04/16 Berne, CH // Bee-Flat
04/17 Paris, FR // La Dame de Canton
04/23 Rennes, FR // Ubu (with Lisa LeBlanc)
04/25 Bourges, FR // Le 22 (Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges)
05/04 Cologne, DE // Die Wohngemeinschaft
05/05 Francfort, DE // Brotfabrik
05/06 Munich, DE // Milla Club
05/08 Berlin, DE // Kantine am Berghain
05/09 Hambourg, DE // Aalhaus
06/09 Pully, CH // Festival Pully-Lavaux à l’heure du Québec
06/14 Neuchâtel, CH // Festi’Neuch
We’re happy to announce the nominations of three artists for the 13th edition of the Independent Music Awards. Champion, Groenland and Ponctuation have been respectively nominated for Eclectic Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Rock/Hard Rock Album of the Year. One winner in each field will be selected by a jury composed of music industry professionals while another winner will be determined by your votes. The Vox Pop closes on July 18th. Here are the links to vote for the nominees: Champion, Groenland, Ponctuation
Following the critically-acclaimed Variations fantômes (2011), one of the most remarkable records ever recorded here in Quebec (Jim Corcoran, CBC), Ornithologie, la nuit will see the light of day on April 22nd via Bonsound. Written and produced by Philippe B himself, this fourth album offers timeless classic pop songs. With this opus, he reasserts his strong songwriting skills as well as his enviable position on the Francophone musical landscape.
Until then, stream the song Ornithologie I and watch the album trailer. Pre-order Ornithologie, la nuit (vinyl, CD, digital) via philippeb.ca and get instant downloads of La complainte du scaphandrier and Ornithologie I.
Considered as one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (VOIR), Philippe B recorded his latest opus in Montreal at Studio Taxidermie, Studio Victor and the Chapelle St-Louis. Abandoning the classical music samples, the key element of his previous effort, Philippe creates here a late-night soundtrack, both modern and vintage, by juxtaposing wind instruments and two female voices (Audrey-Michèle Simard's and Amélie Mandeville's).
Good news for three of Bonsound's protégés! Ponctuation, Groenland and Oothèque have been nominated for the next SiriusXM Indies. Bands Groendland and Oothèque have been respectively nominated for Pop Artist/Group of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year, while Ponctuation distinguished themselves in the Group/Duo of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year categories. The duo will be playing at the ceremony with bands like Hollerado, The Hidden Cameras and Little Dragon on May 10th at the Kool Haus in Toronto.
Vote for them online!
Groenland gave one heck of a show in Montreal on March 13th at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre! For the occasion, the band was accompanied by Lisa LeBlanc on a couple of songs, as well as Renaud Gratton and Mark LeClerc on brass. Tickets for their upcoming concerts are selling fast so get yours before it's too late!
Ça sentait bon le beau succès. […] Ils ont chanté et joué, maîtres de leur domaine, en total contrôle d’un show qui n’a jamais été qu’en montée.
Sylvain Cormier, Le Devoir
Il est rare qu’au Québec un groupe aussi jeune arrive à attirer les foules, […] Sabrina Halde et sa bande ont mis le doigt sur des mélodies qui leur collent à la peau et qui résonnent bien aux oreilles des mélomanes.****
Éric Dumais, La Bible urbaine
04/12 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz // Tickets
04/19 Val David, QC // Café Bistro Mouton Noir // SOLD-OUT
04/25 Québec, QC // Le Cercle // SOLD-OUT
04/26 Joliette, QC // Salle La Mitaine // SOLD-OUT
04/27 Boisbriand, QC // Centre communautaire
05/02 Eastman, QC // Cabaret Eastman // Tickets
05/03 St-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
06/06 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada // Tickets
03/19 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Tickets)
03/21 Ottawa, ON // Ritual Nightclub (Tickets)
03/22 Toronto, ON // The Garrison (Tickets)
04/03 Trois-Rivieres, QC // Café Nord-Ouest
04/04 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Tickets)
04/05 Trois-Pistoles, QC // Forge à Bérubé
04/24 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane
04/27 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane
Critically-acclaimed Quebecois singer-songwriter Philippe B is very excited to announce the release of his fourth album, Ornithologie, la nuit, on April 22nd via Bonsound.
Stream the opening track, La complainte du scaphandrier, along with the album trailer. More details will follow the upcoming weeks.
Only a few weeks after their concert at Montréal en Lumière, Random Recipe is heading to Austin, TX for a couple of showcases on March 13th & 14th at SXSW, alongside other Quebecois artists like Black Atlass, FOXTROTT, Alaclair Ensemble, Tommy Kruise and Lunice.
03/13 Austin, TX // Maggie Mae’s
03/14 Austin, TX // Gibson Room
As part of the release of their upcoming album, Radio Radio presents three videos featuring several Quebecois public figures. Watch the first one in which Mitsou, Louis-José Houde, Rebecca Makonnen and others tell us that they’re feeling zoo, the second one in which they answer the big question "If you could be an animal, which one would you be?" and the last one in which they all show off their best dance moves.
Radio Radio’s fourth studio album, Ej feel zoo, will be available on March 18th. Pre-order the album via laradioradio.com and get a free mp3 of the title track.