Music

MUSIC REVIEW — Vader Evader // London’s Blockhouse Bay, Well Endowed?

Read about the sweet & sexy SONIC STYLINGS of Blockhouse Bay in my upcoming feature in Vader Evader, a new-music on-line magazine for electronic music. Photo: Julian Reid **** excerpt // STYLE When the most boring criticism may be against the simple beats, Blockhouse Bay recovers quickly through Hughes’ artistic arrangements and the magic pulsating […]

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MUSIC REVIEW – FourCulture Magazine // CATCH ON: Why London, UK’s Blockhouse Bay is a great catch

ISSUE #9 of Four Culture Magazine // October 29 | Catch my ‘interesting’ feature Interview here with London, UK’s Rhys John Hughes of indie-electro new group Blockhouse Bay. Music lovers today are inundated with new tunes through the convenience of quick digital access where bands shoot to fame with a solitary single; to hell with […]

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READ: Sylvie writes about Pete Fij & Terry Bickers for Four Culture Magazine

Like great music? Don’t miss my article, THE ADORABLE (R)EVOLUTION OF LOVE SONGS about Pete Fij (Adorable / Polak) & Terry Bickers (House of Love / Levitation) Oct 15 in Four Culture Magazine.

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The Ottawa nXtPress: MUSIC blog by Sylvie Hill

Visit my Tumblr site, Ottawa’s Music nXt Press: Exposing bands, reviews for fans COMING UP: Photostat Machine (London, UK) ___________ JUNE 2013 | Music Blog Danny Michel’s (Ottawa, Toronto, Belize) transformation wasn’t a blunt change – it was a natural evolution of a mindful artist and consistent with his core as a man of substance […]

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Cam Jones’s “Streetcar Curtsy” well worth the salute

Cam Jones amps up the folk, and strips down the rock in his raw and powerful musical project, “Streetcar Curtsy.” Vocals, guttural like Vedder (Pearl Jam), throwback like Kurt Marschke (Deadstring Brothers) and sounding like a cleaner Brock Zeman, Jones styles his songs in pure folk-rock guitar. A worldbeat-meets-rock sound echoing Ani DiFranco, Streetcar Curtsy […]

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Moody Mystery: Film-noir, dark-disco synth stylings of Blockhouse Bay (London, UK)

LONDON, UK-based edgy electro-indie, retro-tinged British disco/dance pop with a cinematic feel. Sonic gems that pulsate hard, high-tempo club beats going back in time to new-wave vintage 80s synth with 21st-century twists. Catchy-chorus lyrics carried through evocative verse & vocals varied perfect, grounded in melodic hooks and unforgettable harmonies. Infectious as hell — Blockhouse Bay […]

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Exquisite Mix: vocal pairings make magic – Yellow Jacket Avenger (Montreal)

In fine company with the likes of St-Vincent & Byrne collaborations, Montreal’s Yellow Jacket Avenger (Geoffrey Pye) features vocals by Hydrothermal Vents’ Tessa Kautzman, adding sensational flair to an organic, Byrne-esque, artful sound. Gravity by Yellow Jacket Avenger

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Standing at the edge of his world: Graingerboy’s new EP “Silent Universe” (Leeds, UK)

THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2013 | Sound of Confusion Magazine – UK Graingerboy – Silent Universe EP Standing at the edge of his world: Guest blogger and Canadian music writer, Sylvie Hill, reviews the new EP from Simon Grainger (Graingerboy). PASSIONATE PASSAGE THROUGH GRAINGER UNIVERSE Hailing from Leeds, UK, electronic-music veteran Simon Grainger (AKA Graingerboy) expands […]

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Hydrothermal Vents: Exploding talent from cultured depths

True to their namesake, the Hydrothermal Vents from Montreal explode a unique collection of peculiar aural treasures from a cultured depth and solid-rock base of combined musical force and ingenuity. The magical Tielli pedigree of John’s astounding voice pairs perfectly and matches melodiously to Tessa Kautzman’s distinctive vox, igniting danceable delights with the frenetic energy […]

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Sylvie Covers Canadian Folk Music Awards

Check out Sylvie’s cover story feature in The Ottawa XPress on Ottawa’s folk scene and the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala. 2009 Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario The fifth annual Canadian Folk Music awards gala will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario (corner of […]

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