About Us

Northern Transmissions is a music website started for music lovers, by music lovers. We feature interviews, album and live reviews from today’s most influential independent bands and artists. Northern Transmissions also features music news from around the world everyday.

If you are a band or artist and would like to get in touch, please drop us a line at info@northerntransmissions.com

Charles Brownstein, Founder, Editor in Chief


My name is Charles Brownstein and I was born in Montreal, Quebec. I presently live in Vancouver, BC.

I am a true lover of music, food, books, film, and stand-up comedy. Foremost it is music that I love, that is what drove me to create this site. I confess to liking Duran Duran and the Bee gees in my youth.I prefer In Utero to Nevermind and safe as milk instead of Trout Mask Replica.

Northern Transmissions is a Music website that features interviews from musicians and bands we love. We have interviewed so many of them, from The Drums to Destroyer. We review albums by from many labels around the world, including Merge, Sub pop, Bella union, Matador, 4AD, Rough Trade, Capture Tracks, Hardly Art, and many many more.

Hope you guys enjoy the website as much as we like working on it.


Alberto Dal Santo












Alberto is a writer, photographer, drummer and great music lover from Italy. He’s written several reviews for both Italian and international music websites and he’s interviewed some great indie musicians over the last 3 years. Other than music, Alberto is interested in skateboarding, fashion, travel, books, football, and Nintendo’s videogames.


Matt Dwyer

Matt Dwyer Northern Transmissions

Matt Dwyer is a writer, comedian and podcaster out of the city of Los Angeles. He’s written jokes for some of the top comedians today,  interviewed some of the most cutting edge musicians of the past forty years and has been obsessed with music since he was a child. Listen to his podcast Conversations With Matt Dwyer on Fear Audio.

Lana Winter

Lana Winter is a writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She focuses primarily on non-fiction/journalism, and though copywriting pays the bills, she also writes book reviews and has been dabbling in food writing.

Her taste in music is best described as eclectic, ranging from bleepy New Wave 80s tunes to flowery dream-folk, with solid doses of goth/industrial thrown into the mix. She has had the pleasure of interviewing great bands and musicians for both Sykoradio and Spill Magazine, and has absolutely no musical talent of her own whatsoever.

Current playlist: Marissa Nadler, Damien Jurado, Amiina, Jesca Hoop

Likes: Good coffee, small birds, anything blue

Dislikes: Dubstep, okra, the word “pudding”

Chris Kummerfeldt

Ground Control to Chris Kummerfeldt. This is Chris Kummerfeldt to Ground Control. I remember the first two songs I ever listened to, must have been only months old, Leo Dan’s ‘Siempre Estoy Pensando en Ella’ and Cat Steven’s ‘Wild World’. My Dad would play them all day long.
I hail from Antigua Guatemala. Studied economics before being kicked out of university.Graduated later with a BBA and worked extensively in marketing. My heart was always in the arts. So I wrote poems, founded music festivals, bartended in dark dive bars, managed rock bands, exhibited art photography internationally before I finally found true love in film. Moved to my adoptive home Vancouver and studied film in VFS. Became a director at Warmland Films in 2011 where we thrive every day ‘to create experiences that enlighten lives’. I plan to run for Presidency of Guatemala in 2027.


Spencer Carson

Spencer is a Vancouver based Producer/Engineer. He has worked with Kurt Dahle of the New Pornographers, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and local favourites the Pack A.D., Ville Kulla, Eeek!, the Shiny Diamonds, the Strange Magic to name a few.

When Spencer is not sleeping on the couch at Fader Mountain Sound, he’s going to concerts, learning to cook interesting dishes, watching films and listening or playing music. His first concert was the Barenaked Ladies for the Born on a Pirate Ship tour.

He was a hype man for the Rap Athlete when he opened for Ghostface Killah in 2011.

He is also a huge Phil Collins fan.

Michael Unger

Michael Unger is a writer/astronomer. When not writing about space, he focuses on movies, theatre, sketch comedy, music. and sports. In his spare time he practices the air bass. He also writes for Betfair and Plank Magazine

Adam Williams

I’m Adam Williams, from Oxford, UK. I am a humus lovin’, music obsessive with a soft spot for Star Wars.

My first gig was at the tender age of 16 and I went to see Garbage. I had a preconceived thought I would meet the girl of my dreams at the gig. Sadly this didn’t happen but the show was amazing.Strangley I didn’t see a live band again for two years. However this two year lull was broken by visiting Reading Festival for the first time. It was a bizarrely beautiful experience watching world class bands in a stinky field in Berkshire and one experience that has become an annual event in my musical calendar. Since then I have had the pleasure in attending Big Day Out Festival in Australia as well as fulfilling a life long dream in going to Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

The first record I remember buying for myself was Definitely Maybe by Oasis. At the time I felt like the only person in the world who owned this album and that Oasis were really cutting age. How very wrong I was! That’s what happens when you grow up in the 90s.

I spent most of 2010 travelling Australia and parts of Asia, so much so, I wish I was born Japanese.

Heather Welsh

“Heather Welsh is an artist and writer from York, England. After spending a bit of time traveling around Europe and North America Heather now lives in London, UK and is studying for an Art Writing Masters.

Heather writes about music and goes to shows as much as possible. She also writes poetry and short stories, blogs, takes photographs and draws too. She is inspired by nature, lines, forms and the ephemeral. Her favourite band is probably Belle & Sebastian. She likes indie, twee, folk and electronic music the most.”

Alice Severin

Alice Severin started writing and being obsessed with music from an early age. After getting chucked out of school, she headed to London, where she found like-minded people backstage and behind the scenes in the music business. She’s been a delivery driver, a baker, a teacher, a copywriter, and a performance artist, among other things, all of which inform a very wide taste in music. Now Alice lives in NYC and is writing another book.

Julia Abramson

Julia is an all-genre music enthusiast from Columbus Ohio. She is currently majoring in English with a minor in pencil drumming at The Ohio State University. When she is not daydreaming about following The Dead or being the fifth member of ABBA, you can most likely find her scouring for records, eating copious amounts of chocolate, or both simultaneously. She hopes to combine her passions of music and writing into a lifelong career, all while adopting every dog that happens to cross her path

Douglas Bleggi

Doug Bleggi is a writer from a small town in Long Island, New York. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he’s been a music obsessive ever since his brother taped “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Let’s Talk About Sex” off Z100. Doug has written for Death and Taxes, Big Shot Magazine, and Société Perrier, and has done work for the music licensing agency Jingle Punks for several years. Doug co-runs a dance party and blog called the Teenage Guide to Popularity which talks about and demonstrates the power of peak-MTV music videos. Follow him on Twitter (what_the_doug).


Joe Romeo

Joe Romeo

Joe Romeo is a Vancouver based writer/musican. Born and raised in New Jersey, he spent a decade in Chapel Hill, NC writing, performing and teaching music before relocating to western Canada in 2012.
When not making, listening to or writing about music, Mr. Romeo enjoys hockey, film, video games and single malt scotch



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