Rock My World Canada, chapter 101: Hilotrons

[Mike Carr has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. – AC]

Hilotrons are an indie pop band. Based in Ottawa, the band’s core members are singer Mike Dubue and drummer and engineer Philip Shaw Bova, while past members included Paul Hogan, Damian Sawka and Mike Schultz. Initially best known as an electronic dance music band, they soon began to incorporate a diverse blend of pop styles into their sound.

Their breakthrough album, 2008’s Happymatic, was a longlisted nominee for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. The band performed a show at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec in October 2012, which was its final show with its full original lineup.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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