Sumo Cyco are a hard hitting Toronto punk/alternative/rock/metal band. I caught them when they played and won Indie Week 2013. Their début full-length album Lost in Cyco City is available now and they've recently released a single and video for the song "Fighter". They direct their own entertaining videos so if you like what you see, check out more on their Youtube Channel.
They've just been added to the Vans' Warped Tour line-up and they tour pretty constantly. They put 110% into their live shows so I recommend seeing them live.
I caught Deep Sea Diver at The Horseshoe Tavern when they opened for Telekinesis and I was impressed. They recently announced that their second album is completed, but didn't provide a release date. Here's a cool live performance by the band, including some brand new music.
I first experienced Kathryn Calder's music when I discovered Immaculate Machine. I love some of their tunes like "Broken Ship", "Invention '77", "Jarhand" and "Dear Confessor". I've experienced her solo on her 2010 album Are You My Mother? and 2011's Bright And Vivid. More recently, I've seen her and photographed her with The New Pornographers.
Kathryn now has another solo album, this one self-titled, that just came out on April 14. Take a listen to a couple of beautiful indie pop tunes:
"Take a Little Time"
"Song In Cm". Kathryn describes it as, "...a quiet song about despite ultimately having to go through life on our own, it’s so much better with the company of the people we love and who love us in return.
Back in late November 2014, I caught Fast Romantics at The Drake Hotel. Here's a link to that post. I found them to be a joyous, rousing and triumphant live band. At that time, they were heading into the studio and I was excited to hear the new tunes.
Well, that wait is over. Here's a brand new tune from the band called "Julia". It's a fun-sounding indie pop tune that should put a smile on your face.
Dawes have a new album on the way. It's called All Your Favorite Bands and it comes out June 2. Here's "Things Happen". It delivers more of the easy going California classic rock vibe that they're known for.
They're on Letterman tonight and they've got a host of tour dates up on their site.