Get to Know: 5 SXSW Showcasing Artists From Canada

Last week we introduced 240 Showcasing Artists that can be touring to Austin to carry out in March from 38 international locations all over the world. With such a lot regional skill on show, the artist lists are filled with hidden gem stones ready to be exposed. To let you to find your subsequent jam, we’re highlighting a choice of artists from Canada that can be functioning at SXSW 2019. Interested in listening to extra from the lineup? Check out those highlights on artists from Spain, Japan, Australia, and the UK.

Canadian Artists Spotlight

AfrotroniX (Montreal, Canada)

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AfrotroniX merges digital tune with African rhythms and electrical Touareg blues. The are living presentations mix DJing, are living tools, African city dance performances, and virtual artwork.

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Taylor Janzen (Winnipeg, Canada)

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Unable to communicate via her problems in psychological well being, Taylor became to songwriting as an outlet and, consequently, with each and every music on Interpersonal we’re granted an intimate and virtually painstakingly brazen glimpse into probably the most middle wrenching pages of her diary. She writes candidly, “the tune that I write could be very truthful, so it speaks for itself.”

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MUNYA (Saguenay, Canada)

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Classically educated as a pianist, Josie Boivin (MUNYA) found out she may sing opera in highschool, when she was once overheard through a tune trainer whilst jokingly imitating an opera singer. After spending her teenagers within the extremely aggressive opera global, she studied jazz on the University of Montreal earlier than chucking up the sponge. It wasn’t till September of 2017 that Boivin discovered her calling, when a pal invited her to play the mythical Pop Montreal competition.

After her sister would depart for paintings on a daily basis, Boivin arrange her equipment, remodeling the kitchen right into a recording studio the place she wrote and recorded, cleansing the entirety up earlier than her sister were given house at five. These recordings, coupled with a couple of in-studio days with Miles Dupire-Gagnon and Gabriel Lambert from Anemone, would sooner or later turn into her debut EP.

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Living Hour (Winnipeg, Canada)

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Living Hour creates a weightless surroundings with a musically imaginative power. The band’s new subject matter is a gorgeous and mellow amalgamation of guitar-centered dream pop and robust, emotive lead vocals. Sam Sarty’s vocals are at the leading edge as she explores susceptible subject matter and appears inward, grappling with topics of self resolution, independence, and isolation. Sarty’s fascinating efficiency combines self belief and vulnerability. With three voices, guitar, trombone, brushed percussion, and boundless results, Living Hour’s are living display maintains the dreamy, emotional energy of the band’s recordings leading to a enthralling, unforgettable, cathartic, and deeply shifting are living tune revel in.

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Chastity (Whitby, Canada)

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Always fascinated by the trending loss of accessibility and inclusivity in public areas for the humanities, the primary Chastity display was once held in Williams’ personal bed room the place, packed wall-to-wall, the police have been temporarily known as. But after the mission’s 2nd display supporting DC punk band Priests, Chastity was once off to the races, sharing phases with the likes of with Metz, Chelsea Wolfe and Fucked Up. All with out a complete duration recording out.

Released summer season 2018 with Brooklyn Label Captured Tracks, ‘Death Lust’ follows the plot of struggling to survival. The album starts on a tortured word with ‘Come’ and builds towards the plummeting finale of ‘Chains’, evolving from get started to end in a crescendo of severity. Pitchfork calls Chastity’s tune “the Smashing Pumpkins in the event that they’d signed to Dischord.”

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Top to backside:
AfrotroniX – Photo courtesy of the artist
Taylor Janzen – Photo through Sergio Necoechea
MUNYA – Photo through Jeremy Dabrowski
Living Hour – Photo through Chelsea Neufeld
Chastity – Photo through Justin Singer

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