Posts by Kat Dornian

Ketamines – Kill Me Now, Please

Ketamines strike gold by mixing some rancid pop sweetness with raging garage crackle. This Alberta-based band of rock-scene disciples includes members from The Myelin Sheaths, Square Waves and Engangered Ape. These pain-killing songsmiths provide a good dose of psych weirdness to warrant their newest album’s title Spaced Out. It’s a blast of hooks as addictive [...]


Aaron Mangle is the mastermind behind Halifax’s garage darlings known as COUSINS. The line-up is a shifting cast of Mangle, Pat Ryan and Leigh Dotey with others coming and going as needed. The cheerful trio (or duo or quartet) make feelgood rock ‘n’ roll that seems as nostalgic as neon-framed sunglasses, 35mm slides and cassette [...]

Cadence Weapon – Conditioning

Roland Pemberton, whom the music community knows as Cadence Weapon, just released his third studio album. It shows his remarkable wordsmithery combined with a sonic pioneering prowess. Raised in Edmonton, Alberta by a native Brooklynite with a passion for hip-hop, Roland was introduced to the genre from a young age and had discovered his passion [...]

Beta Frontiers – Hondo (feat. Becky Ninkovic)

Toronto-based Beta Frontiers offer up infectious retro-electro grooves. Their new EP for Daps Records features 5 tracks, each of which be accompanied by short films – directed by Dean Tzenos (Odonis Odonis) and Carmeron Tomsett. Lead single Hondo is the first of these music videos, and features vocals by Becky Ninkovic (You Say Party!). Artist: [...]