Review: The Flatliners – Inviting Light

Review: The Flatliners – ‘Inviting Light’ Canadian quartet The Flatliners have released their latest album Inviting Light on Rise Records in conjunction with Dine Alone Records on April 7th  marking their first release after 5 albums with Fat Wreck Chords. After almost 4 years of touring, writing, breaks to focus on family and regrouping on direction, this latest release proves to be the closest to home for the boys from the Flats. Described as a bit of a left turn, the …

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Review: Dead Frets – ‘True South’

Jared Stinson

Dead Frets – True South Dead Frets is not as well known as it should be. The solo side project of Sic Waiting‘s Jared Stinson is well deserving of your time and attention. Already known for an emotive writing style with his regular full band line up, his solo project adds an entirely different aspect to the experience. Without a wall of sound to hide behind,  Stinson’s musicianship truly stands out. A journey man of sorts, Stinson has toured extensively …

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Review: Oh My Snare! / Freya Wilcox and The Howl – ‘Split’

Freya Wilcox is a throwback. She has the voice of a dive bar angel whose affinity for whiskey and cigarettes is palpable. Her on-stage demeanor is reminiscent of the devil-may-care style of Donita Sparks. And her song writing is both powerful and soulful, with a decent dose of fuck you, so you don’t get too comfortable. The Oh My Snare!/Freya Wilcox and The Howl – Split gives the listener a decent sampling of both soul and fuck you. With an …

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Review: Margate – ‘Snow Day’


Snow Day is a super short, sweet, boisterous break in all things emotionally draining this holiday season.  The EP is 3 new tracks: Snow Day, Xmas at Potsie's , I Had A Tall One, (all of which are the perfect accompaniment for dashing through the snow, or a pack mall shoppers) and then acoustic versions of both the title track and what's sure to be a holiday party sing along tradition I Had A Tall One.

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