Features Oh! Canada

Festival Diary: Oh! Canada vs NXNE – Part 2

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The Kelp Records/ TLOBF Party, Two man crowd surfing and a bruise cruise all appear in part 2 of our NXNE review.

Rural Alberta Advantage unveil ‘Stamp’ Video and UK tour

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Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage will be returning to UK shores in May for a handful of dates to support the release of their long awaited sophomore album Departing.

The Olympic Symphonium – The City Won’t Have Time to Fight

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The City Won’t Have Time to Fight because, presumably, the serene acoustic meandering of The Olympic Symphonium’s third LP will have lulled said city’s population into a happy trance long before they can mount a resistance. An accomplished, subtle and emotive album says Andy Johnson.

Braids – Native Speaker

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Native Speaker is a captivating record whose multi-layered approach seems to reveal more with each listen, a testament to being allowed the time to craft a record.TLOBF Recommended.

Ensemble – Excerpts

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Whilst Excerpts may not be suitable for everyday use, it is perfect for those times when you wish to bathe in reflection; completely oblivious as to what is happening in real time.

[Download] Oh! Canada 14

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We are delighted to bring you another installment of our Oh! Canada compilations. This month we kick things off with the welcome return for Braids (who featured on the first Oh! Canada back in 2009 and release their debut album Native Speaker this month). This edition also features some of the many bands we discovered while visiting the East of Canada last year, including pop-jangle mastery from John McKiel and Prince Edward Islands’s Paper Lions, ferocious grunge-blues from husband and wife duo Cursed Arrows, classic pop sounds from Laura Key, and Frederick Squire’s delicate finger picking.

Miss Quincy – Your Mama Don’t Like Me

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Miss Quincy is brash, bold and seemingly constantly drinking. Perhaps she is the perfect person to take to mama; or, at the very least, her latest album exhibiting exceptional roots music certainly is.

See Broken Social Scene live in your living room Tonight!

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Try as we might, we can’t all be in New York’s Terminal 5 tonight. However, Broken Social Scene have teamed up with Bowery Presents and Youtube to stream their show live. The show starts at 9pm EST, or 2am if you are in the UK. The show will also be re-broadcast at a later date.