If Great Big Sea was on 1998’s Big Shiny Tunes, you’d get Phill Hood! and the Exclamation. Melodic rock with a maritime accent, their debut release Detour has many ingredients that fuse Celtic alt rock with stunning guitar work and creative musicality. Just in time for Canada Day, this record is full of considerations in identity across our great nation, and would be equally at home on a road trip playlist as it would post-breakup. Catch their CD release LIVE at the AFL 2nd Anniversary show July 19th!
After a great chat with Chris Kerba of Eclectic Revival, we dig into their latest release, Life & Love. It’s a great combination of Celtic influenced alt rock and trad tunes that hits all the bases: wartime ballads, drinking lamentations, sweet harmonies and of course a smooth… saxophone? It’s not your father’s adult contemporary, but he’d probably like it too. Check these fellas out and get in the loop!
Dig into The Honeyrunners, a Toronto-based rock and roll 4-peice that puts the classic in classic rock (think driving kick drums and killer organ foundations), while somehow managing to be timeless. Jess gets philosophical about why context isn’t always king, and Dylan explains why the more vocalists, the merrier. Look for The Honeyrunners Oct 16th at the Horseshoe Tavern!