Sum 41 press photo

Interview: Sum 41 on new music, new tour and new (but familiar) sound

(By: Angela McLean) If you grew up jamming to Sum 41, you’re not alone — in fact, you’re far from it. Captivating a generation with angsty, early-2000’s hits like “Fat Lip” and “In Too Deep,” it’s easy to understand how the Canadian alt-rock band continues to be heard today. Their seemingly always-on, high-energy personas, pure passion and careless-but-careful attitude have carried the current five-piece through … Continue reading Interview: Sum 41 on new music, new tour and new (but familiar) sound

Will Bowes Drake Hotel Lounge

EXCLUSIVE: Rising star Will Bowes is bringing it back where it all began

(By: Angela McLean) Former Ryersonian Will Bowes, a 2012 graduate of Radio and Television Arts, has had an exciting summer. He filmed his first Netflix show (Spinning Out, with January Jones and Kaya Scodelario), finished his debut album, played his first solo show (a sizable crowd at Toronto’s Drake Hotel earlier this month) and just released his debut single “Runway Lights.” Simply put, according to … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Rising star Will Bowes is bringing it back where it all began

Alec Benjamin on stage at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto on April 14, 2019

Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

(By: Angela McLean) Just a few years ago, pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin was hustling his way to future stardom, performing for teenage fans in line to see the likes of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan. Now, he’s the artist people are paying to watch, with Benjamin on his second near sell-out tour in six months. His current Outrunning Karma Tour follows the November release of … Continue reading Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

(By: Angela McLean) It would appear that recording artist Max Frost has struck gold. The October release and subsequent success of his debut album, ‘Gold Rush,’ has set him on his first 31-stop headlining tour across the U.S. and Canada, continuing until April 27. He’s already drawing sizable crowds, thanks in part to his previous gigs opening for alt-rock heavyweights Twenty One Pilots on their … Continue reading Interview: Max Frost on Gold Rush, summer festivals and Twenty One Pilots

Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

(By: Angela McLean) Wes Mack is a jack of all trades. The Alberta-born, B.C.-living singer and songwriter, who just released his latest single “Never Have I Ever” with Canadian duo Sons of Daughters, skyrocketed to country fame after scoring an opening slot on Shania Twain’s Rock This Country tour in 2015. Night after night, he crashed Twain’s set and jammed out with his fellow Canadian … Continue reading Interview: Wes Mack on new music, new movies and new approaches

Cassidy Mackenzie

Interview: Cassidy Mackenzie makes her smash debut with “Wish”

(By: Angela McLean) We have a new artist for you to add to your radar – Vancouver-born songstress Cassidy Mackenzie. Releasing her debut single “Wish” today (Feb. 22), Mackenzie is already a star in the making, boasting a unique sound that blends together pop, electronic and R&B influences. The result is high-energy, radio-ready tracks that touch on love, loss and lust. If you like what … Continue reading Interview: Cassidy Mackenzie makes her smash debut with “Wish”

Theo Tams in Toronto doing press for 'Call the Doctor,' Sept. 28, 2018 in Toronto

INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

(By: Angela McLean) “Proper, authentic and vulnerable” – these are words Canadian artist Theo Tams would use to describe his new EP, ‘Call the Doctor.’ Released Friday (Sept. 28), ‘Call the Doctor’ marks Tams’ fourth project since winning the final season of the CTV talent search Canadian Idol in 2008. His discography to date includes a full-length album, EP and a small selection of original … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Theo Tams on new EP and getting closure in the studio

EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko

(By: Angela McLean) By day, Langston Francis is your average high school student. By night, however, he is an on-the-rise singer/songwriter booking shows with artists like New City and Hayley Kiyoko and getting airplay on the biggest radio stations in Canada. His world changed in November 2017 with the release of “FCKD IT UP,” his bold debut single that is now nearing one million listens … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Langston Francis on “These Nights” and Hayley Kiyoko