Bonsound is proud to welcome Pierre Kwenders to its label and booking rosters. His debut album, Le Dernier Empereur Bantou, will be released this fall. Read his interview with Alain Brunet on lapresse.ca.
Pierre Kwenders is a Montreal artist of Congolese origins. Following his encounter with Nom de Plume (producer, Radio Radio), Pierre Kwenders was able to draw influences from various musical styles including soul, electro but above all from Congolese Rumba in order to present his two EPs Whisky & Tea and African Dream, often described as world 2.0. His recent participation at POP Montréal earned him a strong media recognition. He has also been quoted by ARTINFO Canada as being among the top 15 emerging artists in the country.
Don't miss his free show at La Sala Rossa on February 6th, presented by Nuits d'Afrique.
Radio Radio will be the first musical guest on SNL Québec (the Quebecois version of Saturday Night Live)! Tune in to the show's premiere on February 8th, 9pm on Télé-Québec!
Monogrenade is on the cover of VOIR Montréal's latest issue! Read André Péloquin's article online.
The band's second album, Composite, will be available on February 4th. Pre-order it now (digital / CD / vinyl) to get an mp3 of the song Métropolis. Don't miss the launch show on Wednesday, February 5th, 6pm at La Tulipe.
Radio Radio's fourth album, Ej feel zoo, will be available on March 18th via Bonsound. More details will follow in the next few weeks. Until then, watch behind-the-scenes footage on the set of their upcoming music video for the title track.
Yann Perreau will present his show À genoux dans le désir in Montreal, at Théâtre Outremont, on February 1st! Get your tickets now and give an early Valentine's Day gift to your lover. Yann will also visit other cities this winter/spring so make sure to check his website for all of his tour dates.
Earlier this week, Lisa LeBlanc was awarded a Platinum disc for selling 80 000 copies of her debut album, released in March 2012 via Bonsound. Strong from the huge success gained over the last year with her 2012 award in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category at l'ADISQ 2012, she was nominated once again this year at l'ADISQ for Female Artist of the Year. Her irresistible talent has been making waves all over, even charming the French. With over 300 shows under her belt and her album released in France, Switzerland and Belgium via Tôt ou Tard last March, Lisa just returned from the old continent, where she gave a series of concerts, including a date at La Cigale, in Paris.
Congratulations to Lisa!
Watch the official teaser for Monogrenade's second album, Composite, which will be released on February 4th, 2014 via Bonsound.
Don't miss the album launch show at La Tulipe on Wednesday, February 5th. More info to come early next year!
Radio Radio and Lisa LeBlanc are both nominated at the Éloizes awards this year! Radio Radio is nominated in the Artist of the Year (music) category and Lisa is up for the Artiste s'étant le plus illustrée à l'extérieur de l'Acadie award. Winners will be announced in May, 2014! The Éloizes celebrate the dynamism, quality and originality of the work of professional Acadian artists.
Joseph Arthur continues his banner Ballad of Boogie Christ year by releasing its follow up album, The Ballad of Boogie Christ: Act 2, out now in Canada via Bonsound. This epic project is a joy to discover, according to Huffington Post Québec.
Buy the album on iTunes (only available in digital format in Canada).
This album is loosely based around a character that’s either enlightened or insane, like all of us, Joseph tells American Songwriter. It’s a sonic landscape across the last few years of my life excavating material for my captors,
though they were illusions, every last one of them. Recorded at a range of studios in New York, California and Minnesota, the 12 songs here extend the themes and vivid narratives introduced on Act 1 of Boogie Christ, named for a fictional character Arthur based loosely on his own life. Among the contributors are the Band's legendary pianist Garth Hudson, bassist Catherine Popper and multi-instrumentalist Kraig Jarret Johnson.
Says Arthur of part 2, I feel like it definitely tells a story. It sounds ridiculous to quote your mom, but she equated this album to the end of a novel. She's a tough critic, so I took her opinion as a really good sign.