The Zolas are breaking through from their cult status as one of Canada’s premier underrated bands to mainstream acceptance with several new developments taking place for them. A booking at the famed Horseshoe Tavern, an upcoming appearance at SXSW 2013, a dynamite current album, and an explosive new video for one of the hottest tracks on the album. Here are the details…
Rock, Pop & Folk
Stuck in a 60s rut, Ocean Colour Scene were never going to offer us the future on an experimental silver platter but boy can they crack open a can of mod nostalgia, even on their tenth album, entitled ‘Painting’.
The doubtful history of crossover albums makes the new Josh Groban, ‘All That Echoes’ one of the most successful and enjoyable releases of the past few years, certainly in its genre. Groban is in magnificent vocal form here.
Chains of Love, one of Vancouver’s ruling pop paragons, will soon release their sophomore record ‘Misery Makers”. The band met up with our Shane Scott-Travis to talk about the considerable buzz surrounding the upcoming album and tour.
The Charlatans: New RockDoc ‘Mountain Picnic Blues’ Tells the Story of ‘Tellin’ Stories’
The upcoming dark horse rockdoc called ‘Mountain Picnic Blues’ explores the underrated Brit band The Charlatans, and their making of their seminal 1997 album ‘Tellin’ Stories’. Once considered an also-ran to The Stone Roses, the reformed band is experiencing a much-deserved resurgence of attention.
Ten songs, 32 minutes of sonic bliss that are destined to make this year of 2013 a powerful, low-key musical statement: such is The Ghost of Escondido, a self-described Americana album of ‘desert sex’, drenched in a pastel guitar and haunting trumpet landscape.