Canadian artists to look forward this year

It is a hill that many music fans have tried to die on: what Canadian artists should they look forward this year? Well, it is quite difficult to narrow down the list to only a few of them, because it seems that Canada has some of the greatest artists of the world. Some people prefer to look back and revisit the artists that made a great impact last year, but if you want to know what releases are coming this year, then here are the artists, people want to see on stage in 2018.

Cadence Weapon and his album “Cadence Weapon”

Cadence Weapon is a former Edmonton poet laureate. Through his songs, he shares how he decided to reevaluate his role in the community. It is stated that his music was influenced by Future and Harry Nilsson. Nowadays he is considered one of the most captivating rap voices in Canada because when he records a song he combines diverse music genres as jazz, house, and electro.  On a single song, we can find all these sounds mixed. The verses of his songs are long-winded and mechanical and they have an unsteady construction. His album called Cadence Weapon includes collaborations with artists as Brendan Philip. Blue Hawaii and Kaytranada.  The lyrics of the songs on this album are perfectly executed and they transmit great messages.

La Nef and Michael Slattery

Michael Slattery and the musicians of La Ney collaborated to create The People’s Purcell, an example of why music is timeless. The album with the same name includes songs as “She Loves and she Confesses, Too”, “Fairest Isle” and “Ah, how Pleasant ‘tis to Love”. They are instrumental songs taken from the work “The Fairy Queen and King Arthur”. Through this album, La Nef and Michael Slattery managed to bring baroque music in a new light and offer people the opportunity to hear their songs in pubs.

Rhye and their breakup album called “Blood”

“Blood” is the second album Michael Milosh and a team of soft-rock musicians recorded. They have the skills and talent to make music that has the power to create a certain type of atmosphere. “Blood” is an album about two breakups, Milosh’ breakup with his wife and his loss of interest with his band. On the cover of the album blood, it appears a woman, Michael Milosh’ new love. This album continues from the point where “Woman” left off.

U.S. Girls exposes a collection of razor-sharp songs “In a Poem Unlimited”

“In a Poem Unlimited” was recorded with a live band and it is basically an album that shows what forms and shades a woman’s anger can take. With her album “Half Free” she brought back protest music, and she continues this line with the album from 2018. This album is the result of the work of more than 20 people because she collaborated with artists from jazz and funk world. She did not write her songs alone, other artists helped her and two of the songs of the album do not even have her input. It seems like every one of the songs from the album stands for the voice of a different woman.



Wildlife – the Canadian music band that emerges from no-man’s land

It’s no secret to anyone that Canadian music bands are some of the best in the world. The country is full of immense talent and, fortunately for us, they are generous enough to share them with the world. Canadians feel sure enough of themselves to venture away from the conventional pop sound. Some bands present a completely different sound and still manage to dominate the airwaves. Wildlife is such an example. Wildlife is known all around the world yet many people don’t know that they are Canadians. What makes this music band so special? The fact that they emerge from no-man’s land and became an instant sensation. These artists are expected to release a new album at some point or another. Until they do, you can play music from the Age of Everything, Wildlife’s third record.

Wildlife is an indie rock music band, drawing inspiration from the likes of the Beatles and The Velvet Underground. Similar to other alternative rock bands, they favor the use of one-of-a-kind or less popular instruments. The Canadian music band has succeeded in making a name for themselves due to their originality. They came to the scene in 2005, the moment when singer/guitarist Povinksi and guitarist Daryl Smith moved to Glasgow to start a group. They came together out of the desire to make great music. It’s important not to forget about the other members of the music band, namely Peter Kelly (drummer) and Billy Homes. At present, the group is based in Toronto, Ontario. What could have possibly determined them to return to Canada? We think that they were longing for home. Perhaps the band members just didn’t like the rainy weather.

Wildlife steers away from mainstream music; that is for sure. Their last album, Age of Innocence, is a testimony to this fact. What characterize the 12 track record are powerful tunes and nostalgia. When you listen to the music, you can’t help but travel back in time. As Wildlife said, writing the songs seemed like an exercise. What the artists wanted was to connect to the present. The truth is that many individuals insist on living in the past, struggling to take an opportunity of things, feelings, and ideas that tie them to the world. Age of Innocence is at the same time loud and earnest, which is the reason why it’s so popular. Some of the best tracks on the album are actually the opening ones. We’re talking about A New Pain and Dead Century. However, the rest of the songs are just as good. It’s essential to listen to all of the tracks.

Has Wildlife’s music changed with time? If you were to ask them, they would say yes. What they are doing right now is completely different, so there isn’t room for comparability. The music is dark and harmonious.Wildlife takes pleasure in every album that they record. This doesn’t stop them though from making changes to their music. We hope that Wildlife is working on a new album. They are too good to stay in the dark.

2018 concert setlists in Canada you certainly don’t want to miss

You consider music your escape, your morning coffee, your mood medicine? Then you can call yourself a music enthusiast. Living in Canada is a blessing taking into account the beautiful sights you get to see every day, the kind people surrounding you and – finally – the many concert setlists. Canada is the host of numerous world tours of national and international artists and you should take advantage of that whenever you have the chance.Staying up to date when it comes to concert setlists should be part of your daily schedule.

Gather your friends and family and travel to a concert you cannot wait to attend. You’ll get to visit different parts of beautiful Canada and enjoy your favorite type of music at the same time. Don’t lose the opportunity of making unforgettable memories and living the best moments of your life. Live like a true music lover and dedicate your time and resources to it. Here are the concert listings you probably wait for:

National artists

  • Wildlife

Wildlife is an indie-rock band that surprised Canada in 2005 when they first started to play in Toronto. The year 2018 is promising for Wildlife and its members. Dean Povinsky is the lead vocalist of the band, while Derek Bosomworth impresses everyone with his bass-guitar skills. Dwayne Christie, Tim Daugulis, and Graham Plant complete the band perfectly. Their latest album Age of Everythingwas met with great success in Canada. In case you can’t reach one of their concerts set up for 2018, you can buy Vinyl and CD products on their online marketplace.

  • Plants and Animals

Talking about indie-rock, it would be worth mentioning that the band Plants and Animals planned a lot of concerts for 2018. You can enjoy their music this summer in Gagetown and Chicoutimi. The band signed to Secret City Records a while ago and started its work in Montreal. Their latest album is called Waltzed in from the Rumbling. Some of their songs were used in the soundtrack of popular movies and series such as Chuck or The Lifeguard.

International artists

  • Oh Wonder

As for international artists, you surely don’t want to miss Oh Wonder playing their unique songs live. Going from indie-rock to alt-pop, the duo formed by Josephine Gucht and Anthony West impressed the world since 2014. They quickly got successful even though they released only two albums: Oh Wonder and Ultralife. Oh Wonder is based in London but travels all around the world for concerts, including Sainte-Therese in Canada, for the music festival that is organized here during spring.

  • Roy Woods

You might know him by his real name Denzel Spencer. Roy Woods was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and he started his hip-hop career in 2014. He signed with OVO Sound, a record label owned by another Canadian rapper known worldwide, Drake. He released one mixtape, one studio album and several extended plays and singles. If you are a fan of this music style, don’t hesitate to buy a ticket right away.