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Mauno / Boyhood / Helena Deland [Megaphono 2018]
February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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at St. Alban’s
454 King Edward Ave
$12 advance / $15 at doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Tickets and festival passes available here > https://goo.gl/eVjTpZ
Tickets also available at The Record Centre, Vertigo Records, and both locations of Compact Music Inc.
Doors at 8:00 pm
all ages / licensed
Ever since forming in September 2014, Mauno has had a wandering sound that refuses to be pinned down. On Rough Master, they strayed from twisting grunge-pop to piano ambience and string-accompanied haze, in part inspired by Niemi’s background in classical cello and prog rock. Tuning is a different beast. There’s a raw, guttural, emotional punch to it — tales of botched romance and misdirected dreams play out above its bed of crunchy guitars and crashing cymbals. “It’s a collection of reflections on the feeling of finally leaving, on the complexity of relationships, on what the end of something means,” say Mauno.
“Boyhood‘s prog-grunge compositions shun standard verse/chorus structure, instead coming in intense swells of noisy guitars and drums that morph from one melody to the next. She combines the pounding rhythms and off-key dirges of Nirvana with the atmosphere of a 1960s horror flick soundtrack to create something all the more visceral, haunting, and unexpectedly cathartic. It’s especially impressive that she does this as a solo artist who plays all of the instruments on her recordings herself.” Greg Bouchard, NOISEY
Montreal’s Helena Deland writes songs that are a testimony of a given time or place, converting her memories to something that sounds, in a word, unforgettable. A myriad of influences filter in and out of her writing, from ’60’s Parisian pop to indie folk to fuzz rock. She describes her songwriting as a collection of ‘unsent letters,’ perhaps fueling her self coined genre, ‘sincere pop.’ Helena captures the unapologetic aspects of womanhood the world needs today, highlighting powerful femininity in her vocals and refined writing in her unique lyrical choices. Helena will be touring the world over the next year, promoting the release of her upcoming LP,Altogether Unaccompanied.
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Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory
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This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018