Posts Tagged ‘Spice Girls’
Montreal’s indie pop, electro-orchestral band Groenland started when Jean-Vivier Lévesque (piano/composer) started hanging out in the coffee shop where singer Sabrina Halde worked. The band’s unique and whimsical sound is centered around Sabrina‘s powerful voice, which Jean-Vivier proudly compares to Adele.
I hung out with Sabrina and Jean-Vivier in their hotel room right after they released their first full length record The Chase. We chatted after a long day for the band, so the band’s English was failing them. It was quite cute.
What risks did the band take while making the debut record, The Chase? Which Spice Girls track do I get Sabrina to sing? When is some ukele too much ukele? Which Groenland song was inspired by the Montreal 2012 student protests? What would Sabrina and Jean-Vivier be doing if they didn’t pursue music? You’ll have to listen to our chat to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
Groenland, The Chase (2013) “The Things I’ve Done”
Groenland, The Chase (2013) “Superhero”
Groenland, The Chase (2013) “Criminals”
Groenland, The Chase (2013) “Daydreaming” (background) (mp3)
Groenland, The Chase (2013) “26 Septembre” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
Groenland are back in Vancouver with Parlour Panther at The Biltmore Cabaret on September 15, 2016 at 8:00pm. See you there!
The legend of Swedish duo Icona Pop started at a party in 2009. Caroline had some people over to her place and by chance she met recently dumped Aino. The two women immediately bonded over music and everything snowballed from there. This week, I talk with Caroline and Aino about everything from how they write their music to fashion disasters and gay best friends.
These two were so nice. Listen to our chat!
Icona Pop “Just Another Night” Why does Icona Pop like performing this track live? Listen to the interview.
Icona Pop “Girlfriend” This song is all about the relationship between these two besties. It definitely has a Spice Girls vibe, but it has a surprising connection to Tupac. Listen to my interview to find out what the connection is.
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It’s funny that BurntPiano just released this remix because I was at a Bar Mitzvah the other day and the DJ played Wannabe and I asked some of the kids if they knew the song and all of them had no idea. and it made me feel extremely old. And Hi Winnie Crew. Haven’t posted in awhile.