Features

Meghan with a hat rack of CMA awards
November 5, 2017
by FYI Staff

Dean Brody and Meghan Patrick are among this week's hot Canadian picks on the radio with two storybook songs that will greatly push their careers forward. Hey Ocean, Alert the Medic, and Shawn Hook are also receiving strong engagement from commercial broadcasters.

Kat Goldman
November 3, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Her real-life experiences living in Boston encouraged the Toronto folk singer/songwriter to create the ambitious concept album, The Workingman's Blues.

Dahlia
November 1, 2017
by Jason Schneider

On her debut EP, Shift, this fast-rising Toronto singer-songwriter managed to achieve her goal of crafting an alternative indie-pop record that thematically revolves around love, pain, and hope.

November 1, 2017
by Bill King

Canadian superstar Johnny Reid is usually pegged as a country singer, but he has long had a deep love of soul music. That comes to the fore on his new Bob Ezrin-produced platter Revival, as he explains to Bill King.

Tanya and Buffy via Exclaim!
October 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tanya Tagaq, Meghan Patrick, July Talk and Fast Romantics are among Canadian artists with hot new tracks on the radio this week.

October 26, 2017
by Bill King

At 76, the legendary singer/songwriter remains a potent creative force. She is also an eloquent observer of contemporary politics and social issues, as Bill King discovered in this wide-ranging interview.

Kyle Cunjak  Photo: Justin Rutledge
October 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax-based indie imprint turns 10 this month, and its eclectic catalogue comprises more than 75 titles. The label's founder reflects upon its achievements.

Photo: Shervin Lainez
October 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The idea behind the new self-titled album helmed by Lindeman was to make a rock and roll record. She says it didn't quite turn out that way "apart from its energy and confidence."

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

Serena Ryder's "Ice Age" and Oakville, ON five-piece Seaway's "Lula On the Beach," are two of the most popular new tracks released to radio in the past week.

Mo Kenney
October 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The third album from the feisty East Coast singer/songwriter is essentially a concept album detailing booze-fuelled breakdowns and disintegrating relationships, ultimately leading to redemption. She terms it her most cohesive record yet.

Jesse Cook  Photo Allen Clark
October 20, 2017
by Bill King

The fluent Canadian guitarist and composer has earned an international audience with his eclectic brand of world music. He takes an entirely hands-on approach to all aspects of his work, as Bill King discovers in this fascinating chat.

Patrick Ballantyne
October 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based tunesmith has co-written radio hits for the likes of The Trews and Big Sugar. He gets more personal about the material on his new solo album, Calendar, with inquisitor Jason Schneider.