Get out the holly and the mistletoe, open a bottle of wine, and play some Christmas songs, because the big day is nearly here. To help spread some of the Christmas joy, I’ve picked six wonderful, festive, and unique songs that you probably haven’t heard before from a mix of Indie groups.
Sarah and Charlotte Command, better known as the Command Sisters, have been performing since they were kids, and as their skills evolve, their sound has changed too. Earlier this fall the duo sat down with me to talk about their new music, touring, and their influences.
Canadian model Polina Grace may be known for her 20,000 followers on Instagram, and over 1 million likes and shares on social media, but it’s her love of singing and music that drives her, and led her to release her new single “High Enough” with AMG/Sony.
There are few things more satisfying than taking a walk around the city on a warm summer night with a carefully curated playlist pumping through a set of headphones. Mastercard and Apple Music know just that feeling and have taken it to the next level with celebrity constructed soundtracks made specifically for Toronto and Montreal.
Inspired by the first English-language film about the last King of Punjab, LA’s Rukus Avenue has released The Black Prince, Music Inspired By The Motion Picture, featuring American artists Talib Kweli and Tisha Campbell-Martin collaborating with Indian artists Raxstar and Satinder Sartaaj.
Toronto’s Iduna want to bring back the alternative rock that they grew up on in the 90s. For the mindful, alternative quartet, growing up on Toronto’s festivals and music venues inspired them to follow their influences and deliver a mix of heavy, soulful, and high energy rock and roll.
Joey Wright released his new album, Country, Music, and The GATE is pleased to premiere his brand new video for the single “Black Hole”.
Vancouver’s Jaclyn Gee dropped her new single “Killing Time”, and The GATE is thrilled to premiere the video, directed by Stuey Kubrick. You can catch Jaclyn on tour now across Canada with Snak The Ripper.
You’ve never heard “Billie Jean” quite like this. Near the end of last year, guitarist Alexandr Misko released his percussive guitar cover of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Billie Jean” and to say it was a hit would be a pretty big understatement. On Facebook alone, the video has wracked up an impressive 29 million views.
The snow fell and the crowds cheered in Toronto as singer and diva Mariah Carey visited Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue to launch their new holiday windows. The snow was confetti, but the fans were thrilled as Carey belted out “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in front of the Queen Street West storefront.