Joe Nolan – Cry Baby

It can feel rewarding for an artist to find his or her true voice and colour. Some are lucky and find it on the first full-length, but usually, it can be a long, dusty road until a musician can say ‘Hey, this is me,’ summed up in one album. Joe Nolan has achieved this in the form of his comeback album Cry Baby.(Vue Weekly)

Metric – Art of Doubt

Three years ago, the Toronto band Metric, one of our finest purveyors of gleaming and festival-ready indie, released their album Pagans In Vegas. Since then, frontwoman Emily Haines has kept herself busy, releasing a solo album and a fragrance, among other things. But next week, Metric are coming back with their new album Art Of Doubt, their seventh studio LP.(Stereogum)

Roxanne Potvin – All It Was

The multi-faceted talents of singer-songwriter and guitarist Roxanne Potvin have been on display since her bluesy 2003 debut, Careless Loving, 2006’s Juno-nominated The Way I Feel, and the superb (if underrated) 2008 album No Love For The Poisonous. She has drawn upon soul, blues, pop and folk styles, and this musical eclecticism may have hindered her career somewhat.(Exclaim!)