Canadian Folk Rock favourites Whitehorse, aka Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland will be headed out on a Canadian tour kicking off in Winnipeg on Canada Day, July 1st.

The duo, who have previously released three albums will be touring supporting the release of their latest LP, Panther in the Dollhouse, which will be available on July 7th.

The band will have a couple of stops in BC.  For those out in the valley, you can catch then at Clarke Theatre Foundation in Mission on October 18th.  They will be in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre on October 19th.

 

Canadian Dates Below:

SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 12

REGINA, SK: WaWa Shrine Centre, Oct 13

EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Theatre, Oct 14

LETHBRIDGE, AB: TBC, Oct 17

MISSION, BC: Clarke Theatre, Oct 18

VANCOUVER, BC: Vogue Theatre, Oct 19

KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 18

OTTAWA, ON: NAC Theatre, Nov 21

LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 25

TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Dec 8

 

There latest video from the new release, Die Alone is below

 

Today, Juno and MMVA nominated alt-rock band Mother Mother release the official video “Love Stuck”. This is the second single from the band’s sixth studio album, No Culture, released in February via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

“Love Stuck” follows the debut single “The Drugs” which soared to #1 at Canadian Alternative Rock Radio for two weeks in a row and reached top 15 at Active Rock. Watch the video for “The Drugs” HERE.

“In this video we travel through an FX-drenched, animated mind-scape of someone whose soul is lost and fragmented,” singer Ryan Guldemond explains. “Such a journey can be varied, fantastical, confusing even, but if one makes it to the other side, they may just find themselves. On the other hand, they may just find themselves a giant, cosmic ice hole to fall down.”

The “Love Stuck” video comes hot on the heels of a coast-to-coast, twenty-five city Canadian headlining tour, including five sold-out shows at Vancouver’s historic Commodore Ballroom and a sold-out show at Massey Hall in Toronto. The band is about to embark on a US tour with stops at LA’s Troubadour and New York’s Bowery Ballroom, as well as dates with South Africa’s KONGOS.

Exploring themes of love conquering all, the music of Mother Mother’s album, No Culture, emerged out of a world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism. Into the maw of anxiety comes No Culture, which posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. “If we can strip back what feeds our differences, and just connect as people we might be more united at a time where we really need to be,” says Mother Mother’s frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond.

Co-produced by Brian Howes, Ryan Guldemond and Jason “JVP” Van Poederooyen, No Culture is the follow up to their highly successful breakout album Very Good Bad Thing. The bands’ new studio album continues to honour their synth-driven sound with aspects of alternative pop, creating a shimmering blend of strong hooks, big beats, ethereal vocals, and sing-along choruses, with an injection of punk rock energy throughout all 10 tracks.

While writing the album, Guldemond retired to a home studio he had built in the woods on the family’s very property where he and sister Molly (vocalist and keyboards) grew up. “It was so perfect and quiet that it became deafening and self-defeating,” he says. Three months prior, Guldemond put down a long habit of self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. After a few months of sobriety, the honeymoon wore off and he fell into a depression. A debilitating period of writer’s block ensued, which inspired the first single “Love Stuck”.

By exploring life, songwriting, and their own identity with clear minds void of substances, Mother Mother curated their most emotionally honest, vulnerable, and least cynical album to date.

But the album’s dark themes do not mean the sonic mood of No Culture is gloomy. “It’s not a down record,” Guldemond says. “There’s never a dark theme that isn’t accompanied by an answer or a way out. And it was crucial to take introspective themes and prop them up with energized and optimistic music. Sometimes sadness is better carried in a vehicle of happiness.”

“I think a story is better told when you’re not so entrenched in living it,” he says. “I look forward to performing these songs from the vantage point of having moved on from what led to their creation in the first place.”

Mother Mother is Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboards, Jasmin Parkin on keyboards and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums and percussion, and Mike Young on bass.

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To celebrate Record Store Day 2017, Def Leppard have re-released the original Def Leppard EP This will be a 12-inch 45rpm version complete with duplicate artwork available in select cities.

According to the recordstore day website

The very first EP released by Def Leppard, originally printed, glued and assembled by Joe Elliott and his mother in 1976 and sold by the band at their first shows.

The EP has not been available on vinyl since a 1989 UK fan club reissue, its newly remastered and released for the first time on a 45 RPM 12″ for Record Store Day 2017.

SIDE A: 01 Ride Into The Sun 02 Getcha Rocks Off (Single Version) SIDE B: 02 The Overture

Martin Harley, slide guitar player extraordinaire will be bringing his sound on a short tour of Canada in May.  The tour, which will help to promote his newly released Static in the Wires will kick off at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver on May 5th, making stops across BC and Alberta for a whistlestop 8 days.

According to Martin’s website, Static in the Wires , recorded in Nashville Tennessee over four days, is Martin’s seventh album and second with Bassist Daniel Kimbro is rooted in Blues and Americana. Their ‘less is more’ approach delivers accomplished slide guitar playing and memorable, timeless songwriting. The album features 14 time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton), Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton, Sam Lewis) and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes).

Static in the Wires’ follows the highly acclaimed 2015 ‘Live At Southern Ground’ A

Spellbinding 50 minutes’

The Observer

Slide guitar master. Martin Harley is the business”.

Roots magazine.

Martin’s fan base continues to grow with worldwide touring and festival appearances throughout 2017.

Heralded by their number one radio hit “The Drugs,” today Mother Mother release their sixth studio album NO CULTURE which features via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

With the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes Mother Mother with NO CULTURE, which posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. “NO CULTURE is about something that a lot of us wrestle with in isolation — identity. It’s from each other that we learn the most about ourselves, which is why we’re excited to set this album free. By letting our fans in on the conversation, we discover what the songs mean to them, and how their stories connect with and expand upon ours. It’s this process of shared interpretation that breathes new life, energy and wisdom into our music” says Mother Mother’s frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond. The album was co-produced by Brian Howes, Guldemond and Jason “JVP” Van Poederooyen.

To commemorate the album release, Mother Mother are hosting a listening party on their official Twitter account today at 2:15PM PST. Fans will be able to listen along with the band as they share their thoughts and the creative process behind each track. The band is also treating fans to the release of the “Baby Boy” studio session video. The clip is now premiering on Atwood Magazine and will be streaming on Mother Mother’s official YouTube channel.

On the cover, adeptly reflecting NO CULTURE’s visceral themes, you’ll find a painted-white baby doll dabbling in black paint, depicting the immediate imprint society makes on us once we enter the world. And you can hear this struggle to free oneself from this “stamp” chronicled in the anthemic and upbeat “Love Stuck”, where Guldemond bemoans a condition of emotional paralysis by virtue of over thinking (“I’ve got my love stuck in my head… I’ve got my love stuck in my throat”). With tracks like “Baby Boy”, Guldemond treats the verses as a confessional box, admitting his penchant for self-destruction, deceit, and diehard adolescence, while Molly Guldemond (his sister, fellow founding member, and designer of all of the band’s album art) takes the lead with a melodic intervention, “baby boy, baby brother, we’re losing you to the gutter”. “The Drugs”, the band’s driving first single is an address to a lover, deeming her the ultimate high and antidepressant, while “Letter”, Mother Mother’s first piano ballad, nostalgically recruits the age old theme of unrequited love by way of handwritten loneliness.

In support of the release of the album, the band will be embarking on a Canadian headlining tour, which will kick off in Moncton on February 23. The tour will see Mother Mother hitting twenty-five cities and travelling from coast-to-coast with their final dates being in their hometown of Vancouver with five nights at the historic Commodore Ballroom. Tickets for the tour are available for purchase now.

Mother Mother Tour Dates:
02/23 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar Ballroom
02/24 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Ballroom
02/25 – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Ballroom
02/28 – Peterborough, ON @ The Venue
03/02 – Kingston, ON @ The Ale House
03/03 – Ottawa, ON @ The National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
03/04 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
03/06 – Oshawa, ON @ The Music Hall
03/07 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
03/09 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Theatre
03/10 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
03/11 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
03/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
03/15 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
03/16 – Edmonton, AB @ The Shaw Conference Centre
03/17 – Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred’s
03/18 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar & Grill
03/20 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/21 – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar At The Hume Hotel
03/22 – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
03/24 – Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Grammy award-winning global electronic soul funk superstars, Jamiroquai, announce their return with their eight studio album, Automaton. Written and self- produced by Jay Kay and Jamiroquai keyboard-maestro Matt Johnson, Automaton will be available for release on 31 March via Virgin EMI/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Pre-order the album and receive Automaton as an Instant-Grat track now.

Causing a swarm of excitement from fans across the globe, after the release of ‘Automaton Transmission 001’ last Monday, Jamiroquai release the full length video for the album’s title track, available to watch here. A slice of neo-noir science fiction, the video was directed by Charlie Lightening (Arcade Fire, Bjork) with creative direction from front man Jay Kay. This is the latest visual to be released from the band, who were responsible for such game-changing videos as ‘Canned Heat’, ‘Little L’ & four-time MTV Video Music Award winner ‘Virtual Insanity’.

On Automaton Jay Kay comments, “The inspiration for Automaton is in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings.”

Founded in 1992 by Jay Kay, Jamiroquai have become one of the most successful acts on the planet since the release of their debut album Emergency on Planet Earth. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, The Black Madonna, Anderson.Paak, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman, Stevie Wonder & The Internet, Jamiroquai have consistently proven themselves as one of the most influential musical innovators of their time. With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning band have sold over 26 million albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time.

Jamiroquai also announce a unique intimate headline show at The London Roundhouse on the day of album release, 31st of March, preceded by their first live show in six years at Pleyel in Paris on the 28th of March. Previously announced, Jamiroquai will also be performing at a string of international headline festival dates.