Wilt :: Ruin

By Chris Bryson

Music has always been an expression of the self and a space for reflections of the world around us. Wilt’s third album Ruin is defined as an intended concept album, one that their Bandcamp page describes as encompassing “the frailty of man and explores the feelings death, forgiveness, shame and guilt. Inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Wilt’s Ruin, follows a similar path. Continue reading “Wilt :: Ruin”

Raine Hamilton :: Night Sky

By Matt Harrison

Soft violin gently starts this album with the soothing hum of singer Raine Hamilton over top of it. Before you can fall into the melody, the violin turns to a jagged sort of snap and the story of Night Sky begins to unfurl. As the same song, “Starlight”, carries on, the acoustic folk sound offers vibes akin to wandering through a forest, the intervention of light a hopeless wish.  Continue reading “Raine Hamilton :: Night Sky”

Live show review : Warming, Soup, Dana Lee

 

Photo by Eric Roberts

Words by Ryan Haughey

The cold wind subsided and soothed the air in Winnipeg on the evening of February 17, but the weather wasn’t the only thing warming up. Brady Allard’s new project, Warming, played their first set on that Saturday evening. The lineup at the Handsome Daughter included two other groups: SOUP and Dana Lee. Each group brought fresh new music to the audience, which left us excited to see what was next to come. Continue reading “Live show review : Warming, Soup, Dana Lee”

Inverted Serenity :: As Spectres Wither

by Chris Bryson

Inverted Serenity’s third album, As Spectres Wither, shows the band forward thinking, pushing their sound to larger and finer, more sinister and dynamic forms. Although the new album isn’t a huge departure from the band’s previous releases, it showcases their skill in composing songs that mesh technical flair and ferocity with finesse and melody, knowing the importance of contrasts and nuances when it comes to more extreme forms of music. Continue reading “Inverted Serenity :: As Spectres Wither”

Album Review – BETH

 

By Rachel Adrushuk

Much like a good music video, it’s hard to separate Beth from the image of the band’s lead singer, Stefan Braun’s sultry dance on stage. Released in May 2017, the album is very moody, sometimes reminding me of a grown-up version of the emo music I used to listen to in high school. My mind was filled with images of séances, darkness, blood, and a broody sadness mixed with confidence; I guess you would call that madness? It’s like you’re mad but you’ve accepted it. You have embraced the madness, and are now dancing with it. Continue reading “Album Review – BETH”