Ben Rogers – Wildfires (Still Records)

Bryan Adams – Shine A Light (Polydor Records)

Adams makes music for people in no mood for any funny business. They want to nod their heads to verses and punch the air to choruses, without being exposed to an unfamiliar sound or a tune that goes anywhere other than exactly where it is expected to. Again, fine. All they ask of Bryan Adams is that he be fully Bryan Adams-y.(Metro)

Danielle Knibbe – The Ribcage & The Heart

“The Ribcage & The Heart is a line from my song ‘After Her’, and I initially chose it because the topics covered on this album live in the ache between those two spaces,” says Knibbe. “As I was compiling the final list of songs I noticed that this title expressed an overarching theme. For every song that spoke open and honestly about a subject – whether it be about love, loss, mental illness, heartbreak – there was a song about that same subject that was defensive or aggressive. The struggle of figuring out what I’m feeling and why is something that has always fascinated me. It’s so easy to hide behind anger, sarcasm, or flippancy to avoid being vulnerable. It is a challenge to chip away at those defences to uncover what is underneath. My producers and I worked to connect these pairs of songs with sonic elements as well – melodic phrases, instrumentation choices, chord progressions.(Aesthetic Magazine {with full album stream})

Hawksley Workman – Median Age Wasteland

The songwriter reveals a few approaching artists worth a look and whether he prefers life in the studio or stage; what he does away from music and the advice he would give to songwriters emerging right now – he selects a cool song to end the interview with.(Music Musings & Such)

Living Hour – Softer Faces (Kanine Records)

Marianas Trench – Phantoms (604 Records)

Thanks to Vancouver-based pop-rockers, Marianas Trench, 2019 is about to get real. Known for taking fans on cinematic deep dives through the honesty of love, loss, and real-world relationships via a slew of soaring ballads and catchy guitar riffs, the inspiring multi-platinum and Juno award-winning quartet is back once more with yet another other-worldly offering for hungry fans.(Aesthetic Magazine)

Mike Edel – Thresholds (Indie)

Pkew Pkew Pkew – Optimal Lifestyles

Optimal Lifestyles is an album bursting with energy. Whilst there’s nothing remotely game changing about it, this album delivers almost everything you could want from a punk rock album. Still Hanging Out After All These Years sets the tone for the album perfectly. This refusal to give up on ones youth and still get drunk your mates is no doubt something that many who listen to this album will have experienced.(Distorted Sound)

The Dark Fruits – Authors of Affection

Yukon-based indie rockers, The Dark Fruits are about to release their debut album, Authors of Affection on March 1, 2019. Last month, they released the first single, “I’ve Got Time For You”, along with a video for the release. Check it out here. Although this was the first single, it wasn’t the first track to be released from the upcoming album, as a video for the album’s lead track, “Stuck On You” was shot for Music Yukon and Yukon Film Society’s 48 Hour Music Video Challenge last year, and it won the Audience Choice Award in September 2018.(Canadian Beats)

Yves Jarvis – The Same But By Different Means (Indie)