Artist: Reptile Youth “Speeddance”
Straight up, Reptile Youth is a go hard or go home band. They’re brash and heavy, electric and sweaty, and completely designed for crowd participation. You’re gunna love these guys.
Sounds like: Catch Reptile Youth at both Annex Live and the Gladstone Hotel during CMW 2013.
Artist: Wildlife “Bad Dream”
Album: …On The Heart
There is just something so vital about this band. Every single one of their songs has a sense of grandness about it, they’re heavy with the weight of emotion, and yet they seem to propel forwards at full speed.
Sounds like: Catch Wildlife during CMW 2013 at The Great Hall.
Artist: Lowell “Shake Him Off”
Album: If You Can Solve This Jumble
This is such a killer song – soaring, icey, pop vocals, hiccup overtop of pounding tribal rhythms.
Sounds like: Catch Lowell during CMW 2013 at Lees Palace, Church of the Holy Trinity, and Danforth Music Hall.
Artist: Frantic Sunday “Ikaros”
Clean, crisp, hook-laden, and soaking in emotion, Sweden’s Frantic Sunday have a festival anthem in “Ikaros.”
Sounds like: Catch Sweden’s Frantic Sunday during CMW 2013 at both The Hideout and the El Mocambo.
Artist: Pick A Piper “All Her Colours”
You might have heard this song catching some airplay lately and rightfully so. “All Her Colours” feels like it’s happening just beneath the radar – it’s discrete in it’s delivery, but totally get’s inside your head and carves out a space in your memory.
Sounds like: Catch Pick A Piper during CMW 2013 at Rancho Relaxo.