Interviews

DijahSB: The WL Interview

DijahSB: The WL Interview

February 17, 2024

Purveyors of: Hip hop, Rap, Smooth flows, quick-witted lyrics  File next to: Cadence Weapon, Haviah Mighty, Noname, Smino Playing: Wavelength Winter Festival, March 1st, 2024 @ Hart House Music Room (7 Hart House Circle). More info here. Toronto-based rapper DijahSB makes navigating synth loops, booming bass claps, and smoothed out production look easy. With tens of tho

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Charles Spearin: The WL Interview

Charles Spearin: The WL Interview

February 9, 2024

Purveyors of: indie rock, instrumental, beautifully textured soundscapes File next to: Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene.Playing: Wavelength Winter Festival, March 2nd, 2024 @ St. Anne’s Parish Hall (651 Dufferin St.). More info here. Charles Spearin is a Canadian musician and a founding member of the Toronto-based music collective Broken Social Scene. One notable project of his is his

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Bonnie Trash: The WL Interview

Bonnie Trash: The WL Interview

October 21, 2022

Wavelength caught up with Bonnie Trash to chat about being each other’s musical partner for life, sharing macabre stories from their Nona Maria as a way to connect with their audience, and of course the much anticipated release of their debut album Malocchio. 

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Marker Starling: The WL Interview

Marker Starling: The WL Interview

November 17, 2021

Purveyors of: Uplifting, romantic and sometimes melancholy lyrics, with a nostalgic air of the late 60s. File next to: Stereolab, Nicholas Kgrovich, Mia Doi Todd, Khruangbin Playing: “Novembre en Wavelength”, Saturday November 20, 2021 @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. More info here – but sorry, the show is SOLD OUT! Marker Starling, also known as Chris

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Animatist: The WL Interview

Animatist: The WL Interview

November 17, 2021

Purveyors of: non-4/4 rhythms, progressive, jazzy math-rock File next to: Zazen Boys, Jaga Jazzist, Tortoise, Black Midi, The Mars Volta Playing: Saturday, November 20, 2021 @918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. More info here! We meet at Danielle and Brent’s place. The lights are dimmed. Men I Trust is playing on low volume. There’s a Moog Mother-32 chilling

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Nina Savary: The WL Interview

Nina Savary: The WL Interview

November 17, 2021

Purveyors of: Surreal, delicate and dreamy, like water colour paints running down a blank canvas in a cozy home art studio. File next to: Carla Bruni, Francoise Hardy Playing: Virtual set from France at Wavelength’s Monthly Music Series “Novembre en Wavelength” on Saturday, November 20, 2021 @918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. More info here! French multid

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Polite Society: The WL Interview

Polite Society: The WL Interview

October 22, 2021

Purveyors of: Psychedelic tunes that venture into straightforward pop, focusing on musical experience.  File next to: Yes, The Zombies, The Animals, Pink Floyd, Ziggy-era David Bowie Playing: WL821, Saturday Oct. 23 @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. Metamorphosis is the name of the game for Polite Society.  But some fans might know them as Hollow Earth.

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Bodywash: The WL Interview

Bodywash: The WL Interview

October 18, 2021

Purveyors of: The sublime ebb and flow of dream pop tidal waves. File next to: Braids, Slowdive, Beach House Playing: WL821, Saturday Oct. 23 @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education. Montreal’s Bodywash invite you to dive deep into the layers, drinking in the nuanced detail of  each, expanding the spaces they reveal, feeling the presence of the ones they obscure.

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Ace of Wands: The WL Interview

Ace of Wands: The WL Interview

June 22, 2021

Purveyors of: Casting a spell at a secret underground rock concert. File next to: War Paint, Our Girl, Cocteau Twins. Playing: Thursday, June 24th at the Ace of Wands Single Release & Variety Show feat. Zinnia and Robin Hatch. Tune in on the Wavelength YouTube channel from 8-9 p.m. EDT. Witchy, dark, and full of spunky energy, Ace of Wands know how to conjure up some magic. The Toront

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Odario: The WL Interview

Odario: The WL Interview

April 28, 2021

Purveyor of: That first bike ride feeling on a city side street in the summertime breeze. File next to: Grand Analog, Aquakultre, Zaki Ibrahim, Witch Prophet Playing: Thursday April 29 at 8pm on our YouTube channel. Tune in here.  Odario is a storyteller, music-maker, actor, and DJ. A founding member of hip-hop collective Grand Analog, and the host of CBC radio’s afterdark program, he

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More Or Les: The WL 2021 Interview

More Or Les: The WL 2021 Interview

April 26, 2021

Purveyor of: conscious hip-hop, nerd rap File next to: Mega Ran, DijahSB, Masta Ace, Star Trek Playing: Thursday, April 29th at 8pm on our YouTube channel. Tune in here. More Or Les is a rapper, storyteller, producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. His newest album, The Human Condition is a glimpse into topics such as mental and emotional health, the challenges of changing everyday life, an

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The OBGMS: The WL Interview

The OBGMS: The WL Interview

February 26, 2021

Purveyors of: noisy, avant-garage punk File Next to: Death from Above 1979, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dears Playing: Wavelength Winter Festival Friday February 26th at 9PM on our YouTube channel. Tune in here. The OBGMS are a band of road warriors who have traversed the globe. For Luca, it throws him back to listening to Martin Streek on Edge 102.1FM in the parking lot of Taco Bell in Woodbrid

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Shabason, Krgovich & Harris: The WL Interview

Shabason, Krgovich & Harris: The WL Interview

February 25, 2021

Purveyors of: the soundtrack to the meditative idleness of life during pandemic File next to: Air, Balthazar, Destroyer, The Weather Station Playing: Saturday, February 27 at Wavelength Winter Festival, 7PM EST on our YouTube channel. Tune in here. Philadelphia, the debut album from Shabason, Krgovich & Harris was born out of mutual love for new age music among other things. After pas

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Witch Prophet: The WL Interview

Witch Prophet: The WL Interview

February 24, 2021

Purveyors of: Enchanting and hypnotic Ethio-jazz featuring sultry sax riffs, timeless hip-hop rhythms and soulfully soothing melodic mantras that affirm who you are and the power you hold. Essential for solo (or not) underwear-clad bedroom dancing; getting ready and hyped to go out and face the world (a ritual that truly feels foreign these days); getting in touch with nature; getting in touch wit

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Kali Horse: The WL Interview

Kali Horse: The WL Interview

February 23, 2021

Purveyors of: Dreamy grungy acid folk with a hint of jazz, some trance and a little Gregorian chant for good measure. File next to: Pink Floyd, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Lou Reed’s drone-y phase. Playing: Friday, February 26 as part of the Wavelength Winter Festival, starting at 8 p.m. More details and the full lineup can be found here. Kaleidoscope Horse released its first album, as a five-p

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Maryze: The WL Interview

Maryze: The WL Interview

February 19, 2021

Purveyor of: Bilingual alt-pop, memorable melodies, reflective lyrics, and musical spells. File next to: The Craft on VHS, Caroline Polachek, Portishead, Grimes, Banks, and also Fern Gully on VHS Playing: Saturday, February 20th at Wavelength Winter Festival at 87PM EST on our YouTube channel. Tune in here.   Rupert Common sat down one chilly Montréal morning to have a phone call

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Clerel: The WL Interview

Clerel: The WL Interview

February 18, 2021

Purveyor of:  Light, airy, uplifting soul. Soothing daydream jams. File next to: Ben Harper, Ray Lamontagne, Donavon Frankenreiter Playing: Sunday, February 21st, at Wavelength Winter Festival at 8PM EST on our YouTube channel. Tune in here. Clerel is the musical friend we could all use right now. Born in Douala, Cameroon and currently residing in Montreal, Clerel draws inspiration f

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Hannah Georgas: The WL Interview

Hannah Georgas: The WL Interview

February 17, 2021

Purveyors of: Hushed pop/rock to play by the backyard pool on a lazy summer afternoon, or when tucked away in bed with the sunset light creeping in through the windows. File Next to: Feist, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jay Som Playing: Sunday, February 21st, at Wavelength Winter Festival at 9PM EST on our YouTube channel. Tune in here.   Hannah Georgas’ All That Emotion drif

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Zoon: The WL Interview

Zoon: The WL Interview

February 15, 2021

Purveyors of: culturally and spiritually influenced sonic experimentation, packaged in the shoegaze world. File Next to: My Bloody Valentine, Whoop-Szo, nêhiyawak Playing: Saturday, February 20th at 8pm: Night one of our digital Winter Festival, happening on our YouTube channel. From Nicholas Cooper of The Sentinel’s Marvellous Kaleidoscope radio program. In Ojibway, Zoongide’ewin mea

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Morgan Doctor: The WL Interview + Strangers VIII Video Premiere

Morgan Doctor: The WL Interview + Strangers VIII Video Premiere

February 12, 2021

Purveyor of: A post-rock soundtrack that embodies your inner dialogue during this pandemic; exploring the ethereal transformation of the loving self into a digital avatar and wondering what that means. File Next to: Apparat, Michael Peter Olsen, Broken Social Scene Video Premiere: “Strangers VIII” – premiering today on Wavelength! It was a crappy day, to be frank. I was having a day o

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