Noita – Pink Noise

We were over the moon for Toronto electro-R&B newcomer Noita‘s debut single “Over Here” last fall, and Noa Southcott’s first full release, debut EP Pink Noise, does not disappoint on the promise of that first glimpse. Not one bit.

A perfect synthesis of futuristic R&B with a deeply grooving electronic backbeat, it all adds up to a daring overall vision that’s both grandiose and subtly detached at the same time. We have a feeling that Pink Noise is just the first document in what’s going to be a seriously impressive career. We’ll be watching!

Pink Noise is available now as a free download from Soundcloud.

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Ice Cream – Dress Me Up

Toronto electronic post-punk, post-everything, duo Ice Cream released one of our favourite albums of last year with their full-length debut Love, Ice Cream. In case anyone needed reminding of its brilliance, the slow-burning record closer “Dress Me Up” now has a spookily aquatic new video directed by Christina Carvalho. It’s definitely the right kind of mysterious to match the song’s ominous bass guitar and ghostly synths.

Love, Ice Cream is available now from Bandcamp and on vinyl from Bad Actors. Ice Cream are on tour across Europe right now with Silent Shout fave Scott Hardware, more details on Facebook.

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Bad Channels – Exo

We’ve been following Toronto noisy electronic pop coven Bad Channels for a good while now, and we’re elated to know that a new EP – Lost Time I – is just on the horizon. Since their 2014 debut, they’ve released some stunning singles, including last year’s anthem “Stars”. Today, we’re sharing their latest “Exo”, a darkly glittering goth-pop gem, with cavernously reverbed vocals and drums making for a wondrous production style that let’s just call “Wall of Drowned.” We’re gasping!

Lost Time is available now for pre-order from Buzz Records. Bad Channels are on tour next week with Zones in Ottawa, Montreal, and Guelph – check Buzz for details.

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