EP Review: Pallas Athene – Pallas Athene

Pallas Athene, the electronic project of Toronto’s Breanna Johnston, was borne from adversity. Injuring her hands in a construction mishap, the then folk and rock musician had to put down her guitar in order for her hands to heal. Not beaten though, Johnston threw herself into electronic music – a voyage less strenuous on her […]

EP Review: Soot Sprite – Sharp Tongue

By Sage Shemroske ‘Sharp Tongue’ quickly immerses you in ‘Bleed’, a frayed picture of a song. Vocalist and guitarist Elise Cook plainly speaks, “you’ve got such a sharp tongue, you’re gonna hurt someone” as drummer Matthew Tiller supports and steadies the sentiment. It’s a piece of advice given from someone that has already been victim […]

EP Review: Hollan – Ready as the Day

With ‘Ready as the Day’, Anna Manotti, who releases music under the moniker Hollan, has created an unabashed singer-songwriter EP with enough ambiguity and bite to keep you hooked. Though buoyant in rhythm, ‘Weakness’ comes affixed with splicing guitars and a crackling vocal that add spice on an otherwise sweet harmony, “In my dreams / […]

EP Review: Toria Wooff – Badlands

Synesthetes hear music and simultaneously sense the sounds as swirls or patterns of colour. Lancashire folk-rock prodigy Toria Wooff fuses colour and sound in a manner so idiosyncratic, so sensory, that her music translates that feeling for non-syntesthetes. Her new EP ‘Badlands’, her first release on Sloe Flower Records, is a fleeting portal to that […]

EP Review: GHUM – The Coldest Fire

Internationally assembled post punk/grunge band GHUM’s new EP ‘The Coldest Fire,’ might be the most aptly named release of the year. That title wonderfully surmises the hostile, face-melting environment it draws you into. The band’s star signs cover three of the four elements; fire, water and air. And the EP zones in on each of […]