Short Artist Profiles


Noé Talbot: Plucking all the strings at once

How to diversify without becoming scattered

Upstarts: Kingdom of Birds

Degree of self-possession belies their age

Émilie Kahn: In the wake of a crisis

Spontaneously creating her second album, Outro

Rachael Bawn: Signed by chance

Former young women’s counsellor writes about serious issue...

Jessica Stuart: Finding a long-lost friend in Japan

Search becomes a song, a film theme, a CBC documentary

Clay and Friends: A Beautiful Mess

Stage antics, studio experimentation

Ingrid St-Pierre: The Realm of Possibilities

“Petite plage really is just that. It’s me giving myself...

Jennifer Wilson: choosing creative process over technology

Her children’s book similarly fosters a love of compositio...

Caracol: Constantly Re-defining Her Music

Treading new musical path with Symbolism album

Upstarts: Hex update riot grrrl sound

Young band also challenges dismissive sound people

Ouri, Alone on the Frontline

Transmitting her art, from her mind to ours

Hill Kourkoutis: From The Launch to her own orbit

Professional musician focuses on songwriting, producing

Erin Costelo on an upward trajectory

On record, on screen, on tour, it’s all moving higher

How does Jessica Mitchell co-write her songs?

Literally, it’s the art of conversation

Pascale Picard: Behind closed doors with jangled nerves

Mid-30s songwriting mom makes solo comeback

Matt Mays – Seeing double

With acoustic twin of “broken-hearted party-rock” album

Richard Reed Parry: The Journey over the Destination

“To me, it’s like painting with words”

Wild Rivers: Succeeding on Spotify

With their self-described “folk 'n’ roll and country sou...

Ariane Moffatt: Resting on Fragile Things

“I dig up what we don’t see in people”

Megative throw an apocalyptic, punky reggae party

Inspired by what The Clash did in 1982