Purveyors of: Sexy guitar pop. File next to: Josef K, The Flamin Groovies, Orange Juice. Playing: Camp Wavelength, Saturday August 29 @ Artscape Gibraltar Point Get your ticket here!
Jesse James Laderoute: frontman for Blonde Elvis, Torontonian for 11 years, and lover of the email interview. Inspired by the rumblings of the city, Laderoute’s music falls somewhere between modest self-awareness and ironic social commentary — or maybe it’s both of those things. Or maybe it’s none of those things. You decide, have a listen.
Purveyors of: Moody synthpop for the bedroom and, occasionally, the ballroom. File next to: Beach House, The xx Playing: Camp Wavelength, Saturday August 29 @ Artscape Gibraltar Point Get your ticket here!
Toronto’s Etiquette seemingly emerged fully formed in late 2014, but in truth, its members have been here the whole time. Founded by Julie Fader (a solo performer in her own right, but also contributor to such acts as Great Lake Swimmers and Chad Van Gaalen) and Graham Walsh (member of Holy Fuck, producer/engineer for the likes of Viet Cong and METZ), Etiquette have been in your ears and eyes in various forms before this incarnation — so it’s no wonder their creeping synth dirges and haunting vocals feel as comfortable as a pair of your favourite jeans. We caught up with Julie and peppered her with questions about the creative process, finding a work/life balance, and synthesizers.