The Long War

The Long War

What: Folk Rock
Where: Vancouver, BC
Visit: www.presskit.to/thelongwar

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Jaryd Stanley

Jaryd Stanley

What: Pop/Folk/Rock
Where: Toronto
Visit: www.jarydstanley.com

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The Wolfe

The Wolfe

What: Indie rock
Where: Saskatchewan
Visit: www.thewolfeband.com

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

What: Pop/Rock
Where: Moncton, NB
Visit: www.andrewrdmoore.com

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Stand Up & Say No

Stand Up and Say No

What: Indie rock
Where: Hull, QC
Visit: www.standupandsayno.com

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Tribe Royal

Tribe Royal

What: Americana, Roots
Where: Ottawa, ON
Visit: www.triberoyal.ca

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The Steadies

The Steadies (Photo: N.Romanoff)

The Steadies (Photo: N.Romanoff)

What: Pop/Rock
Where: Saskatoon, SK
Visit: www.thesteadies.ca

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Zane

Zane

What: Rock
Where: Montreal, QC
Visit: www.zanemusic.com

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Kobra & The Lotus

Kobra

What: Heavy Metal
Where: Calgary, AB
Visit: www.kobraandthelotus.com

Although they may not be a household name quite yet, it could simply be a matter of time before people all over Canada – and the world – know Calgary heavy metal/hard rock band Kobra & The Lotus.

Since their formation in 2009, the group, fronted by the impressive Kobra Paige on vocals, has steadily built an dedicated fan base via three full-length efforts and heavy international touring. Later this year, the group will be releasing what will arguably be their most ambitious effort to date, a double album called Prevail. The group successfully crowdfunded the forthcoming effort, ultimately reaching 112 percent of their goal, a testament to the widespread appeal and relevance of the band.

 

Les Deuxluxes

Les Deuxluxes

What: Rock, Blues
Where: Hamilton, ON
Visit www.lesdeuxluxes.com

Like The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and Royal Blood before them, Montreal blues-rock band Les Deuxluxes prove that, sometimes, less can be more. Comprised of just two members, guitarist-vocalist Anna Frances Meyer and drummer Etienne Barry, this duo wholeheartedly bashes out the blues with a definite rock edge and hints of garage and rockabilly thrown in for good measure.

The songs on the group’s latest release, Traitement Deuxluxe, harbour a raw energy that pays tribute to the ethos of the aforementioned groups while carving a path that is soulful, powerful, and uniquely theirs. Les Deuxluxes ultimately show that Canadians can indeed play ball when it comes to churning out gritty rock and roll.