Andy Smith (drums) and Carmen Elle (vocals, guitar) make up Toronto based band Army Girls who released an EP called 'Close to the Bone' in the fall of 2011. They like playing for their friends, sweating their ass off on stage and Motown Records, among other things. Untouched Sounds is a Toronto-based web series documenting… Continue reading Untouched Sounds – Episode 5
Singer/songwriter Samantha Savage Smith discusses the breakout year she had in 2011 after touring and releasing her debut LP ‘Tough Cookie’ (Arts & Crafts) while never losing sight of her hometown. Untouched Sounds is a Toronto-based web series documenting new and exciting music acts.
Scottish band Glasvegas has just put out a new album called Euphoric Heartbreak and I interviewed them when they stopped in Toronto during their North American tour in support of it. Guitarist Rab Allen is by far the tallest Scottish person I've met and along with bassist Paul Donoghue, the band was a pleasure to… Continue reading Video Interview: Glasvegas
The National Parks Project is a great hybrid between the music we love and the places we so rarely get to see. For this piece I interviewed several directors, producers and a musician who were all directly involved. For more information about the project, visit the official website. Much thanks to Kendra Hart for shooting… Continue reading Video Interview: National Parks Project
UK band Foals' latest album, their second, is called Total Life Forever and was released in May of 2010. In this interview members Yannis Philippakis and Edwin Congreave talk about the making of Total Life Forever and how they'll be heading into the studio after their current tour to start work on a new record.
I did a print piece not long ago about Black Lips detailing how to use a human skull as a reverberation chamber. This video is from the same interview and is equally entertaining. Be sure to check out the band's upcoming album Arabia Mountain when it comes out on June 7 via Vice. Thanks to… Continue reading Video Interview: Black Lips
Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, put out his fifth studio album entitled Here's To Taking It Easy last year, but is still touring in support of it. For our interview we talk about what releasing music is like in the digital age and although he has toyed with the idea of releasing individual songs, he's still… Continue reading Video Interview: Phosphorescent
I interviewed The Go! Team's Ian Parton and Ninja outside The Opera House hours before their show and they essentially told me that after the current tour the band is breaking up. It was a little sad to hear as they've made some great tunes since forming in the late '90s/early 2000s. Their latest album… Continue reading Video Interview: The Go! Team
Six Toronto schools were awarded grants for $10,000 to help their music programs. I covered this event for AUX Weekly, which acknowledged the sponsors and the students from each of the schools. It also featured a performance by pop singer Fefe Dobson. Thanks to Rick Thompson for shooting the event and Tristan Moran for editing… Continue reading Video: Musicounts gives grants to six Toronto schools
I started a new web series with my friend Geoff Anhorn called Untouched Sounds. For our debut episode we interviewed two-piece Toronto band HotKid, which consists of Shiloh Harrison and Robbie Butcher. Check out HotKid's official website for the latest news and music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzFyikXui78