Interview with Arkells: February 1, 2017

Interview/Post written by Joëlle Dahan Since releasing their debut full-length album Jackson Square in 2008, Arkells have worked hard, toured extensively, released three more albums and picked up a few Juno Awards along with other accolades along the way. I spoke to Arkells frontman Max Kerman over the phone recently to discuss their latest tour, album, and more… JD: You released your latest album Morning Report a few months back, and honestly enough good cannot be said about this album. It seems you guys have really found a voice and sound for…

Van Damsel – May 19, 2016: Zaphods Beeblebrox

Four friends, one van, one coast-to-coast tour, and only one speeding ticket. “We were driving through, I think it was Saskatchewan, and there was nothing but road…” Indie electro-pop band Van Damsel have been touring across Canada in support of their debut, self-titled full-length released back in April, and the Kamloops-based quartet have since dipped their toes in the Atlantic Ocean and are on their way back west. Making sure to spend some time in the nation’s capital, Van Damsel brought their energetic live performance to Zaphods Beeblebrox on Thursday night. “It’s always…

Interview with Frank Turner: March 12, 2016

All hopped up on nerves and coffee, I arrived at the Bronson Centre precisely 30 minutes early for my interview with folk-punk icon Frank Turner. I figured the extra time would give me a chance to get the obscene fan-girling out of my system and mentally prepare myself before meeting one of my greatest musical inspirations – but nothing prepares you for that. If you, like me, know all the words to “Recovery” and felt a deep personal connection to “The Fisher King Blues”, or have never heard the name…