New Album Reviews

Review of Heather Woods Broderick's forthcoming release 'Glider.'Play Review: Heather woods Broderick LPHeather Woods Broderick
Review of Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy's forthcoming release 'Inside We Are The Same'Play Review: New LP by Steve Kilbey & Martin KennedySteve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy
Inside We Are The Same
Review of the new album 'I Get the Feeling Central' by Tough Age, available June 23rd via Mint Records.Play Review of the new Tough Age albumTough Age
I Get the Feeling Central


Northern Transmissions gets up and personal with some of Today’s most interesting independent Bands and Songwriters. Some of the artists To date Northern Transmissions has interviewed include Yo La tengo, Jamie xx, Courtney Barnett, Interpol, and Father John Misty.

Our Interview with Mates of State member Jason Hammel. The band have just released their EP 'Your Going To Make it'

Our Interview with Mates of State

Indie-pop duo Mates of State are still in the game and exploring new territory after the recent release of their feature film The Rumperbutts, which includes a self composed soundtrack. In addition to their on screen adventures, they also released the You’re Going To Make It EP earlier this month. Touring was naturally the next […]

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Our interview with Alicia Bognanno AKA: Bully. Their debut album, 'Feels Like', recorded at Steve Albini's studio, comes out tomorrow

Our interview with Alicia Bognanno AKA: Bully

Bully has been getting a lot of attention. Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, who wears all the hats of songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer/engineer, and consisting of Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass, they are friends who came together to work on Bognanno’s songs. And with a grunge rock […]

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Our interview with Jesse Cohen, from Tanlines. The duo's LP 'Highlights' is now out on True Panther.

Our interview with Jesse Cohen from Tanlines

Tanlines are known equally for their innovative wit as they are for their beechy keen tunes. This has been both a boon and a crutch for the band, as their penchant for humor in their promotional tactics has surely drawn them more attention, but has sometimes distracted from their primary function. For their second album […]

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Our Interview with Simon Lock of Terrace. The band has just released their new album 'We Fall Together.' Alice

Our interview with Simon Lock from Terrace

Simon Lock, Kalani Polson and Alex Cooper make up the band Terrace. Their latest release, We Fall Together, is a breezy and beautiful summertime mash up of dance, trance, electronica, and ambient, with a dash of classic pop. It’s the sort of music that you put on, pour yourself a glass of something cold, and […]

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Our in-depth interview with Bardi Johannsson. The multifaceted artist talked with us about many of his projects

Our in-depth interview with Bardi Johannsson

Bardi Johannsson is one of those artists who is in constant motion. From film scores to television commercials, theatrical productions to concerts with orchestras, his creative output is prodigious. Johannsson has worked with Keren Ann on their joint project Lady & Bird, and with Jean-Benoît Dunckel of Air on Starwalker. He wrote the score for […]

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A quick chat with Heath from Alabama Shakes

After playing the main stages of Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and most recently Coachella, blues-rock band Alabama Shakes rolled into Toronto to headline Field Trip Festival this past weekend. Guitarist Heath Fogg is a fan of playing to festival crowds, “It’s something about playing to the larger crowds, especially when they’re all there singing your song and […]

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Our interview with DulceSky, the American dream-rock, shoegazer-influenced band

Our interview with dream rockers DulceSky

DulceSky, the American dream-rock, shoegazer-influenced band with Chilean roots has been creating distinctive, dynamic, melodic music since its inception in 2002 by founder and frontman Oliver Valenzuela. The band’s sonically-involving, lyrically thought-provoking, memorable songs transport the listener through vast panoramas of sound. Gloriously ringing to gritty guitar lines from Oliver and Brett Kocherhans sweep to […]

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