The Besnard Lakes live at Oslo Hackney

We’ve waited over two frustrating years but here they are – Montreal psy indie band The Besnard Lakes return to UK shores for a run of live shows. Actually this night at Oslo in Hackney is their penultimate on the tour. The venue has scheduled a club night for half an hour after the Bezzies…

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The Besnard Lakes unveil She’s An Icicle

Just a few tantalising weeks ahead of their tour, which includes dates in the UK, The Besnard Lakes have released a single called She’s An Icicle. This new track is in keeping with the feel and atmosphere of their last, triumphant album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Thunderstorm Warnings, released in early…

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Busty and the Bass: new space grooves

Busty and the Bass met during their first week as students in the jazz programme at Montreal’s McGill University back in 2011. I first heard the octet when they released their 2020 album called Eddie, accompanied by the distinctively warm, raspy vocals of Macy Gray. And now there’s a new release – an ‘intergalactic’ EP, The ET Suite via Arts…

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The Besnard Lakes launch their redemptive new album

The Besnard Lakes don’t make things easy for themselves, publicity wise. The new album which launched on January 2021, The Besnard Lakes are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings isn’t a title that fits neatly into social media posts, as well they know. But the Canadian outfit don’t particularly care – nothing is going…

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