Andre Pettipas and The Giants are a rarity - an act who absolutely refuse to let anything take the fun out of their creative process performances on record or on stage, and with absolutely no fear of stopping outside the box to get their message across.
With the upcoming release of their new studio album, ‘Under Control’; recorded in summer 2022 at The Tragically Hip’s studio, The Bathouse and Shoebox Studios in New Glasgow, the band plans to build on the success of their previous release, 'No Fools No Fun.’ That album was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at ECMA and Nova Scotia Music Week. It also garnered the band a top 30 Billboard Active Rock charting song (Sympathy Card), a spot on the NHL Stanley Cup Finals (Overtime) and also lead the band to recording a live album at legendary El Mocambo album in Toronto during their release tour.
Music’s an almost alchemical force to Canadian Mi'kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney. From the first time he really heard music, sitting on the floor of his uncle’s house transfixed by a DVD of Phil Collins, to 2022 where he’s one of the most in-demand young fiddlers and singers in Atlantic Canada, was nominated for three East Coast Canadian Music Awards, and his debut album, First Flight, is being reissued by Indigenous record label Ishkode Records. In just a short amount of time, Toney’s been able to invigorate both the Atlantic music communities and Mi’kmaq communities by bringing together the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq, one song dating back up to 500 years. He calls this fusion Mi’kmaltic (Mi’kmaq + Celtic) and it's his way of celebrating his language and heritage. He’s honoring the elders who’ve taught him the songs and the language, and he’s taking his place on the front lines of Eastern Canada’s cultural divide. On First Flight, reissued March 25, 2022, Toney sings songs so old that modern Mi’kmaq speakers struggle to understand the lyrics, but he also sings songs meant to reflect the turmoil of our current times, shining a hard light on the racism and violence forced on First Nations populations in Canada today. With family members who were sent to residential schools and had to relearn their language later at home, Toney’s interest in the language is very personal. “Some people don’t understand us,” Toney says. “They don’t understand what we’ve been through, and we need to tell the story.” But never one to focus on the negative, Toney’s goal is to push for positive action and change through music. “We wanted to say something in the way that we know how, through music.”
Since 2000 Slowcoaster has been spreading their unique brand of East Coast Canadian danceable rock reggae around the globe. Mike Lelievre on Bass, Steven MacDougall on Guitar and lead vocals and Jordan Bruleigh on drums will put a smile on your face and a rhythm in your step.
A powerhouse of radiant alt-indie pop, Loviet has established herself as one of Toronto, Canada's brightest up-and-coming artists to watch in the 2020s.
Finding their inspiration in the popular music of decades past, Sweet Serene are serving you upbeat, female fronted retro-pop with soulful grooves and harmonies to make you swoon.
Kwe, We are the Kiju Boyz Of Paqtnkek First Nation, Nova Scotia (CANADA). We are the Grandchildern of the Late Matilda Paul, she was known as a wise elder of our community and also oldest women on our reservation. She carried many wise and strong words of wisdom, She was very religious but also believed in her Native Culture. How we created our drum group was by a vision from our mother Rose Julian. Our kiju, Matilda Paul came to our mother in her dreams and asked why don't my boys sing as a group, she believed that our sound as family would sound deadly! Our mother, Rose approached us about this and we were very shocked about the news. So all our brothers Brad, Francis,Thomas, Cory, Gubby and Brandon(baby-0) came together and created KIJU BOYZ!. We sing with great pride and passion!
Standup comedian from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia currently residing in Western Canada. His videos speak for themselves. Find him in the links below.
Proudly hailing from Pictou County on Nova Scotia’s Northumberland Shore, Not Like Yesterday was formed in the summer of 2020 during the height of the pandemic by piano songstress and frontwoman Lynn DeCoste. An eclectic and melodic hybrid of lyrically-driven indie rock with elements of folk and the music of the 90’s, the band’s music brings to life the original music and lyrics, stories and songs that Lynn and her highly experienced bandmates have penned over countless years of performing. Rounding out the band are multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Robyn Alcorn-Martin, guitarist Kyle Samson, bassist Declan Martin, and drummer Nathan Mann. With a unique instrumentation and a wide array of sounds in their arsenal, the band’s ‘feel-good vibes’ integrate to form a captivating live performance.
ALTERED BY MOM combines a knack for infectious melodies and classic songwriting with a quirky sense of humour and a tongue- in-cheek post-grunge aesthetic - like Sloan had a baby with Barenaked Ladies... and then that baby stole your cigarettes.
WHYGO is a three piece Alternative/Rock band based out of Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
The members share a love and passion for rock music and attribute the bands existence to Pearl Jam’s influence.
WHYGO’s debut single “On The Line” was recorded at Shoebox Studios (New Glasgow, Nova Scotia) and mixed by producer and engineer Mark Stephen Cosh.
The band is currently finishing up pre-production on their debut EP which is set to be released for the summer of 2023.