IR: Canada #2
Well the plan was to make a monthly one hour show. As you can see, it’s not even been two weeks, but I couldn’t wait. So here is, show two. Packed full of more great songs. Seven great bands, and thirteen great songs!
Track Listing & Links
- Ophelia Syndrome Passing time & Long Wait
- Delhi 2 Dublin Master Crowly & Tommy
- The Town Heroes Shadowman & I’ll think about it
- Panicland Don’t Pretend I’m not useless & Look At That
- The Natural Shocks Change & Daydream
- All Else Fails Seminol Wind & I don’t Wanna be me
- Two Crown King We Get Down
Other Important Links
- Insomnia Radio Canada Twitter (@IR_Canada)
- IR: Canada
- IR: Canada Feed
- email: chris at insomniaradio.net
- Chris from Canada’s Blog
- The Justin Wayne Show
Full Show Notes
Ophelia Syndrome is a unique blend of rock, folk, and jazz with a pop sensibility. Hailing from Hamilton, Cambridge, and Toronto ON, OS formed in the winter of 2002, when Trina Nadeau (cello) and Deanna Wells (vocals, and keyboards) met during their studies in the Mohawk College Music Performance program. In 2007 Adrian McFarlane, and Josh Kohler filled out the lineup on drums, bass, and backing vocals.
In 2008, the band entered Catherine North Studios to record their “Shades of Grey” EP with the late Dan Achen and Michael Chambers. In the vein of the singer-songwriter,”Shades of Grey” showcased the bands rare instrumentation, powerful vocals, and seemless ability to traverse and blend genres into their own sound. The EP was released May 2009 and spent 4 weeks on C101 Top 30. OS embarked on several small tours of Southern Ontario in support of the EP, visiting Ottawa, Kingston, Peterborough, Kitchener, Guelph, and Waterloo, as well as playing regular shows in Hamilton, Oakville, and Toronto. OS also appeared at The Cambridge Arts Festival, and as a headliner at The Art of Sound Festival in 2010. Due to the success of ‘Shades of Grey’, OS succesfully fan-funded their debut full length album “All Things Forgotten” through Sellband.com, raising approximately $16,000 in support of the album. The band is a regular top 5 artist on sellaband.com, allowing OS to gain fans globally in Brazil, The UK, France, Germany, Austrailia, New Zealand, and most notably the Netherlands. With hundreds of new expetent fans, 2 years of refined new material, and the addition of Andrew Barbisan on guitar, lap steel, and backing vocals, OS approached ‘all things forgotten’ as a chance to reinvent their experimental sound to deliver a truly memorable album. Blending male and female vocal harmonies, vintage organ, Wurlitzer, and Rhodes keyboards, strings, lap steel, and even muted trumpted performed by Loretta Hale on Long Wait, “all things forgotten” has a haunting and timeless texture. Recorded and co-produced by Michael Chambers at Catherine North, the album was released in Europe in the autumn of 2011, and was followed by the bands first European tour in the Summer of 2012.
- Passing time
- Long Wait
Spring Tour Dates:
- 13 March 2013. Montreal, Quebec. Details To be announced.
- 14 March 2013. Ottawa, Ontario. The Elmdale House Tavern. 1084 Wellington Street West. With Amanda Cottreau. 9:30. PWYC. 19+.
- 15 March 2013. Bellville, Ontario. The Studio Coffeeshop. 318 Front Street. 8 pm. PWYC. All ages.
Delhi 2 Dublin
- Master Crowly
To quote the bio on their page: After all…where else are you going to see a kick-ass fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean flanked by two bouncing Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video?
First heard this band on Lost Girl TV Show
- 2008 – Delhi 2 Dublin
- 2009 – Remixed
- 2010 – Planet Electric
- 2011 – Planet: Electrified
- 2011 – Delhi 2 Dubland
- 2012 – Turn Up the Stereo
- Tarun Nayar – tabla, electronics
- Sara Fitzpatrick – fiddle
- Sanjay Seran – vox
- Andrew Kim – electric sitar, guitar
- Ravi Binning – dhol
The Town Heroes
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ca
- I’ll think about it
Quoting the info page on their web site: The Town Heroes are a Halifax based alt-rock power duo crafting catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs that sound like a party you wish you were at.
Panicland is a pop punk band from East Kildonan in Winnipeg, Manitoba consisting of Braedon Horbacio, Jason Cumming, and Ian Willmer, all 16 years of age. They first got together in 2007 through a music program at Marschell’s Music.
- Don’t Pretend I’m not useless
- Look At That
The Natural Shocks
Jim, Jeff & Andrew
All Else Fails
From: Edmonton Alberta
BARRETT KLESKO: Vocals, Guitars, Programming
SEEDY MITCHELL: Bass, Vocals
MIKE SANDS: Guitar
SHANE TYM: Drums
To quote their website:
Socially conscious, lyrically poetic, rife with apocalyptic symbolism; All Else Fails is poised to take our world by storm. Playing an aggressively dark blend of Punk, Metal, and Rock, this well established Edmonton based band breaks the traditional ideals of their genre by producing music infused with experimental elements, incorporating Classical music, Electronica influenced synth lines, and spoken word sampling. This is metal for a new audience, one that’s ready for what’s beyond the ordinary.
- Seminol Wind
- I don’t Wanna be me
Two Crown King
Goodchild, Ajay, Scotty, Pat, Jer, and Dick
Free album on web site
- We Get Down