Consisting of Danielle McTaggart and Drew McTaggart, Dear Rouge is a pop-rock duo from Vancouver, Canada. Their EP Heads Up! Watch Out! was released April 2012 and is quite fantastic, I think.
Twenty-year old Brandon Dutka is a new hip hop artist from Vancouver, B.C,. His first mixtape Call of the Wild features productions from Omito and Montana Morris.
I’m always happy to highlight local talent, so when I heard from Brandon, I was so very eager to write about him. Here’s his answers to my five questions!
Cruel Young Heart is a dirty synth pop band from Vancouver. Formed in February 2010, the band includes James Blackmon (vocals), Andrew Blackmon (drums) and Mark Armstrong (guitar).
The band has been busy the past few months playing in Vancouver, the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and the interior of BC/Alberta in support of their debut self-titled EP. So far, Cruel Young Heart has received some airplay with two of their songs.
As I’ve written before, The Ruffled Feathers is a chamber-pop/indie-rock band from Vancouver, BC. These guys are young and talented, and I think they are marketing their music well by giving away tracks every couple of weeks.
An initiative from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is giving musicians an opportunity to showcase their writing talents for a great cause.
WWF Canada is calling on Vancouverites to join them in making history by helping to write Canada’s first crowd-sourced song – the Team Earth Hour Anthem. Composer Andrew Huang, who you might know as the creative force behind the online musical comedy project Songs To Wear Pants To, will select and assemble lyrics from entries submitted on WWF’s Facebook page with the help of the public.
Kaylee Johnston is an aspiring pop artist from Vancouver, BC. With good looks, a great voice, and unrelenting ambition, Kaylee could be the next big thing in the Canadian pop scene.
Recently, she released the video for “Naked”, an acoustic love song that’s not just about being nude. Describing what the song is all about, Kaylee blogged:
THIS love song is about what love is actually like. Sometimes its good, sometimes its bad, sometimes its like being on ecstasy, and sometimes is super chill, rad, and fab. To summarize, when you are truly in love, it’s like being naked around that person. You have no walls or cloths to hide behind. You don’t have to play games with them. You are finally able to be YOU.