Muisc: Florence + The Machine


So this powerhouse isn’t anything new but I haven’t featured Florence + The Machine on my blog and with their awesome new album out today I had to share! The band formed in London in 2007 with singer Florence Welch and Isabella Summers and a collaboration of other artists including Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Tom Monger, Mark Saunders, Rusty Bradshaw and Sam White.

Their next album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful comes out TODAY! They released singles including “Ship To Wreck“, “What Kind of Man“, “Delilah” and “St Jude“. My favourite that I have been listening to on repeat is “Delilah” so I have embeded it below, you’re welcome.



Music: Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons

SURPRISE, the world has been blessed with a new Mumford & Sons album ! The UK band announced they were coming out with a new album last Monday titled Wilder Mind that will be released May 4th. One week later they released the albums first single titled, “Believe”. Do we need to ask if I’m in love?

The band is taking a new electric direction with their third studio album quite different . The song starts in old Mumford territory with a more folky slow pace and builds for the first two minutes until the halting electric guitar kicks in. The song concludes with upbeat, loud, powerful electric guitar, drums and bass. Overall the new sound is refreshing and it fits them, I think the reason it works so well is because they’ve kept their folk roots and you can tell that in this song.

Say something / Say something / Something like you love me.



Music: STARS & Hey Rosetta!


Hey Rosetta! is a seven member indie folk band from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The band members include Tim Baker (vocals, guitar, piano), Josh Ward (bass, backing vocals), Adam Hogan (lead guitar), Phil Maloney (drums), Kinley Dowling (violin), Romesh Thavanathan (cello) and Mara Pellerin (french horn, keys, vocals).

They had a great story that Tim shared about their song “Cathedral Bells” and how it was inspired by something that happened when they were stopped in Winnipeg on tour. Apparently Tim was trying to get to sleep on the hardwood floors at 80 Furby Street when at 3 AM the cathedral bells, likely from Westminster United Church, began to ring. The plan was to tell that story and then play the song but Baker’s guitar was broken.

Hey Rosetta! has a total of 4 full length albums, Plan Your Escape (2006), Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (2008), Seeds (2011) and Second Sight (2014). One of my favourites off the new album is “Soft Offering (For The Oft Suffering)” I really enjoy the lyrics and the drums on this one and as always, Baker’s voice.

Anna, can I come and walk you home? / I’m not gonna want to be alone / Beat it up when the sunlight comes / Putting a cut by the clock on the wall


From Toronto, Ontario, Canada STARS are an indie pop band comprised of Torquil Campbell, Amy Millan, Evan Cranley, Chris Seligman and Patrick McGee.

Ohhh do these guys know how to dance! Torq and Amy have amazing chemistry and Torq has got moves better than Jagger! They were so fun and entertaining to watch. They were stuck up for fans that were getting kicked out for dancing in front of the stage, it showed solidarity with the fans.

They played “The North” for the first time on tour this year and the first line of the song was very fitting for a Winnipeg setting, “It’s so cold in this country” I had a laugh at that. But my favourite moment had to be during the encore when Torq paused before their last song and said, “I don’t want to take this shit for granted”, he went on to talk about how art is dying and that he thanked us for giving a little bit of money and time to come out and hear them. They began their last song and as it was reaching the end he sat on stage front and centre just taking it all in. It really showed how humble and appreciative he was and as an audience member and fan I thought that was incredibly cool.

They have seven full length albums Nightsongs (2001), Heart (2003), Set Yourself on Fire (2004), In Our Bedroom After the War (2007), The Five Ghosts (2010), The North (2012) and No One Is Lost (2014). I’m sharing the first song I heard by STARS off their new album titled “From the Night

From the night / Is a message to all of you sleeping / Every dream in your head as you lie in your bed is worth keeping / And she said / I don’t care if we never come back from the night


Music: August York

August York

From Nashville, Tennessee the folk/pop duo August York is made up of Mckendree Tucker and Rachel Tucker. The duo released their first album in 2011 titled This is How We Met. Folowing their debut album they released a winter EP titled, Falling Back Home. In Octoer of last year they released their second full length album Swimming Upstream.

Rachel has a very different voice but it does resemble that of Regina Spektor at times which is brilliant. I also am in love with the instrumentals in the first single off their newest album titled “Alright Already” which I have included below, have a listen!

We’ll leave the land the land behind / Alright Already / Won’t you let me love you through


Music: August York

Music: Daughter


Daughter is a European indie folk band from England. The band is made up of lead singer and North Londoner Elena Tonra, Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France. They have released two EPs and one album, titled His Young Heart EP (2011), The Wild Youth EP (2011), 4AD Session EP (2014) and If You Leave (2013). Daughter has toured with the talented Ben Howard in Europe and have since headlined in North America, Europe and Australia.

My favourite song is “Youth” off the If You Leave album. I am in love with the lyrics and then you add in the drums and I get shivers up my spine. The song was also featured in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack A Long Way Down.

Destroy the middle, it’s a waste of time / From the perfect start to the finish line / And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.