#SocialStatus | December 2018

By: LucilleFri, 12/07/2018
We Are The City | ©Kirsten Huculiak

Welcome to the last #SocialStatus edition of 2018! It might be the last, but it is definitely not the least!

Browsing one profile to another, we explored Instagram and discovered music gems. This month, we present 4 bands, 100% Made in Canada, who will please your ears, and asked them a few short questions.

Sit back, try to relax, and enjoy the ride!

The Zolas

 © The Zolas
 © The Zolas

 

Instagram: @thezolas 

The Zolas hail from Vancouver. With 3 albums and 1 EP recorded in less than a decade, they’ve grown a strong and dedicated fan base!

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1.  What genre would best describe your music?

Alt-rock/brit-pop? We try to make every album different. It’s not a rule for us it just seems to be that way. Our last record was definitely poppy with flourishing synths. The new one has much more guitar in it and sounds like something we would have worshipped growing up.

2. Can you share a random fun fact about The Zolas?

Our drummer Cody is low-key the undisputed best singer in the band.

3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?

#plur

4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?

We Are The City. Dilly dally. Yukon blonde. Peach pit.

5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. 

We’re submerged in our nasty jam space writing this generation’s “What’s the Story Morning Glory”.

Listen to The Zolas on Stingray Music  🎧⏯

Yukon Blonde

YUKON BLONDE - CRITICAL HIT - LABEL DINE ALONE RECORDS
 © Yukon Blonde - Dine Alone Records

 

Instagram: @yukonblonde

Yukon Blonde is also from the Canadian West Coast. Their catchy melodies bring us back to the ‘80s, and we love it!

On repeat: ‘Saturday Night’, a tune from their 5th album On Blonde.

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1.  What genre would best describe your music?

Psychedelic lounge? That’s always a hard question.

2. Can you share a random fun fact about Yukon Blonde?

We open our bags of chips in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode. That way you can get a good look at your chip and, you know, see what you’re working with. You also don’t need do put your hand so deep in the chip well. It’s definitely a more premium chip user experience.

3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?

#garth

4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?

Nihilist Arby’s.

5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. 

Going to Japan, then coming home and getting jobs!

Listen to Yukon Blonde on Stingray Music  🎧⏯

We Are The City

We Are The City - Kirsten Huculiak
We Are The City | © Kirsten Huculiak

 

Instagram: @wearethecity

Kudos to another Canadian band! We Are The City is a trio composed of Cayne McKenzie (singer-keyboardist), Andy Huculiak (drummer), and David Menze (guitarist). We really love “Dark Horizon”,  it’s just unique and beautiful. Andy Huculiak answered to our questions. 🔽

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1.  What genre would best describe your music?

Experimental and explosive pop.

2. Can you share a random fun fact about We Are The City?

We've been a band for 10 years and started playing together when we were still in high school. And yet, we're still learning new things about each other.

3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?

#musicforeverymood

4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?

Some great Canadian artists — Shad, Royal Canoe, Highs, Said the Whale, The Zolas, Shane Koyczan, Hannah Epperson, Andy Shauf, Blue J.

Some great American artists — Copeland, Kanye West, mewithoutYou, Deerhoof.

And some great International artists — Razika, Hope, Ryoji Ikeda, Moddi.

This is not an exhaustive list though!

5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. 

Putting together our next album that will be released next year called RIP. Planning a special tour around that. And perhaps our most ambitious/daring music video yet.

Listen to We Are The City on Stingray Music   🎧⏯

Born Ruffians

BORN RUFFIANS by Matt Barnes
Born Ruffians | © Matt Barnes

 

Instagram: @bornruffiansmusic 

The Ontario’s band Born Ruffians was formed in 2004 by school friends Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums). This year, the band released their 5th studio album Uncle, Duke & The Chief. Go see them on stage! They’re currently touring North America.

Listen to “Fade To Black” and get your daily dose of good vibes!

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1.  What genre would best describe your music?

 Indie Rock

2. Can you share a random fun fact about Born Ruffians?

 We formed our band in our high school music class where we all played trombone. We suck at trombone.

3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?

 #ruff

4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?

 Garth Brooks has the best Instagram.

5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. 

We’ll have a new record out in 2019 and a tour to go along with it. 

Listen to Born Ruffians on Stingray Music  🎧⏯

 

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