Artists/Bands To Look Out For In 2016 [Part One]

2015 is coming to a close as we usher in 2016.
A new year to find out what artist or bands will make a splash in 2016.
Also, a new year for new albums we are dying to hear!
So I am going to make some wild guesses through Google, Twitter, Facebook and what not (Subject on the date of release may change).

Artist/Bands to look out for:

  • BB Cream (Ottawa pop punk)
  • Daniel Caesar (Toronto R&B)
  • ELEL (Nashville, USA indie Pop with soul and good vibes )
  • Essaie pas (Montreal electro-dance duo)
  • Ginny (Ottawa psych-country featuring members of Bonnie Doon, Kristy Nease and Catriona Sturton)
  • Lemon (Toronto Electro-R&B)
  • Music Band (New York rock)
  • KNOWAVE (Ottawa indie rock/punk featuring Adam Saikaley, members of The Acorn and Roberta Bondar)
  • She-Devils (Montreal lo-fi pop rock)
  • Tennyson (Canada electro-pop)
  • Twist (Toronto lo-fi pop)
  • Willow (Ottawa indie dream pop electronica)

Albums/EPs I’m dying to get/listen:

  • Jim Bryson – Somewhere We Will Find Our Place out February 12, 2016
  • Basia Bulat – Good Advice out February 12, 2016
  • The Dirty Nil – Higher Power out on February 26, 2016
  • Junior Boys – Big Black Coat out on February 5, 2016
  • Hilotrons – TBA
  • Last Lizard – TBA (I’m hoping either a EP or LP might be out in 2016)
  • Animal Collective – Painting With out on February 19, 2016
  • Reversing Falls – Reversing Falls 2 out on January 15, 2016
  • Sarah Neufeld – The Ridge out on February 26, 2016
  • Silkken Laumann – TBA

If you have any suggestions for part two, please comment on the bottom.


  1. Stan Fox

    You should definitely check out this (very) small band from Montreal. They’re called White Dads At A BBQ. I had the opportunity to attend one of their recording sessions and I have to admit, I kinda got excited what the record was gonna sound like. I guess you could think of them as Mtl’s Antarctigo Vespuci.

    Hope you enjoy their stuff as much as I did,

    P.S : it seems that they’ve only released a few demos,which is kind of a shame,but im guessing we’ll get more soon

  2. Sarah F

    Love Tennyson! Been listening to them since they were in last year’s mixtape. Just heard their new e.p. today and it’s sickkkkk

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