I had the opportunity to chat with lead singer Matthew Healy before The 1975 played to a sold-out crowd at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. He provided insight on genres, touring globally, and the inspiration behind the video for their new single, “Robbers”.

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I recently had the opportunity to ask Boy & Bear’s bassist Dave Symes a few questions through e-mail. The band is currently touring the USA and Canada and quickly selling out venues. Among the sold-out shows includes their upcoming show in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom this Sunday April 6th.

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INTERVIEW: The Fratellis

Last week, before The Fratellis’ first Vancouver show at Venue, I had the opportunity to chat with Jon Fratelli about their latest record, regrouping as a band, and his musical influences.

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The four lovely ladies of Little Mix are set to conquer the world.

We had the opportunity to chat with Little Mix ahead of the first show of the Neon Lights Tour with Demi Lovato and Fifth Harmony in Vancouver. We talked about their new album, meeting their Canadian fans, touring necessities, and even got a playlist of their favourite love songs.

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INTERVIEW: Augustines

There are three words often associated with the music of Augustines: anthemic, honest, and emotive.

Augustines consists of lead singer Billy McCarthy, multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson, and drummer Rob Allen. The band was formerly known as We Are Augustines, but has come full circle with their name and self-titled sophomore release. The name is a testament to the journey the band has been on since their formation, under the ashes of McCarthy and Sanderson’s previous band.

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INTERVIEW: Fifth Harmony

We spoke with Camila Cabello and Dinah Jane Hansen on the phone ahead of the first show of the Neon Lights Tour and talked about the fans, touring with Demi Lovato, collaborating with Boyce Avenue, and how it feels to be role models.

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INTERVIEW: Sidney York

There is something refreshing about Sidney York.

It might be in how quick Brandi Sidoryk and Krista Wodelet are to admit their band geek pasts. It might be in their use of unconventional instruments such as the bassoon and the French horn on stage. Whether it’s their willingness to write songs about geeky subjects, or in their musical training, Sidney York is definitely a lot of fun to listen to and to see live.

The two lovely ladies of Sidney York are ready to take over the next ten months of your life, musically. Their sophomore release, <3s (Hearts), will be released in five subscriptions, two songs at a time, every two months starting today. The first volume of <3s features the title track, ‘Hearts’ and ‘Electrolove’.

We had the opportunity to chat with Krista ahead of their show at the Biltmore Cabaret last week, and found out what Sidney York has planned for the year ahead, and what you can expect when you subscribe to <3s.

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The life of Phildel has been anything but ordinary, and she uses the power of her personal experiences to create extraordinary music.

As a child, Phildel found herself entrapped in a religious household void of power and deprived of music. Wordsworth put it best: “We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” She left home at the age of seventeen to rebuild her personal identity and to develop the musical visions that had been manifesting in her imagination. The result of those visions can be heard in her debut album, The Disappearance of The Girl, the title alluding to her past.

Following a stellar performance in Vancouver last week at CBC Studio 700, I had the opportunity to talk to Phildel about the effect that music has had on her, the most rewarding process in making her debut, and the message of her music.

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