By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger)
Artist: Arkells “Drake’s Dad”
Album/EP: Morning Report
Based on a true story about a chance encounter in a Memphis bar, “Drake’s Dad” is the latest from Hamilton darlings the Arkells. Written about the joys of friendship, this tune sees the band expanding their sonic palette to include a gospel choir, 808s, and a little Southern charm.
“Drake’s Dad” will appear on the Arkells’ forthcoming album Morning Report, which is due out via Universal Music Canada on August 5.
Artist: The Medicine Hat “St. Cecelia”
“St. Cecilia” is the latest from Nabi Sue Bersche (aka The Medicine Hat) and there is no denying this woman’s raw, emotive voice. The song deals with the subject of harassment and addresses the impact it has had on her own sense of kindness, but Bersche still shines on sounding much like Emily Haines in the process.
Artist: Kid Runner “Give Me Something To Love”
Off of their forthcoming EP Body Language, which is due out on August 12, “Give Me Something To Love” from synth-pop crusaders Kid Runner is destined to be your new summer jam. Brimming with breathless falsettos, infectious harmonies, and deeply raspy crash choruses, this tune is radio-ready and likely to find its place in iPhone ad.
Artist: The New Tusk “Under Something”
Brighton’s The New Tusk is the band you want to play at your house party.
Artist: Springtime Carnivore “Face In The Moon”
Album/EP: Midnight Room
According to LA-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greta Morgan (aka Springtime Carnivore), “Face In The Moon” is the product of a week’s worth of “lovelorn, sleepless nights watching space conspiracy documentaries and listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska & REM’s Murmur“. According to me, it’s the sweet sound of gettin’ the fuck over you.