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Of Monsters & Men

Flight Brigade – Housefire: Paced to Perfection

The notes throughout Flight Brigade’s latest track Housefire flow with the sweetest resonance, each melody, each verse pulls you in to the discord. The immersive progression of the band is no doubt a reaction from the chemistry orchestrated by each of the 7 band members that make up the talented collective of Flight Brigade. For me, the real stand out instrumentalist had to be the inexplicably gifted guitarist who pertained with an upbeat jangle, throwing in the occasional awe-inspiring riff to create the ultimate anthem with this track.

The bands narrative tracks unwind and unfurl into gripping stories in which they don’t have to tell you the story, you feel it through their enigmatic lustre. I can only imagine how powerful a live performance from the Flight Brigade would be with their hauntingly orchestral melody, infringed by the roaring jangle of the guitar. Of course, the mixed sex band have been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire & Of Monsters & Men, but that comparison doesn’t encapsulate the raw power that Flight Brigade have created through this track.

Check out the mesmerising official music video to Housefire on YouTube via the link below:

-Amelia Vandergast.

A&R Factory Present: Wild Rivers

Wild Rivers is a young, up-and-coming alternative Folk band from Toronto, formed out of the Kingston-based duo that was Devan & Khalid. Since hitting the Toronto music scene, the band has made great leaps and bounds – from being voted Toronto’s Best New Artist in the 2015 CBC Searchlight contest, to gaining regular National Radio airplay, and landing opening slots for some of Canada’s greatest artists, such as Great Lake Swimmers, Cowboy Junkies, and The Wooden Sky.

In the fall of 2015, the band expanded from a duo to a four piece, simultaneously developing their sound, which coincided with the production and recording of their debut album. Their first two singles quickly gained over 100K SoundCloud plays, and features on some of Spotify’s top playlists have earned them 100K+ plays on the singles alone.

On April 16th, Wild Rivers celebrated the much anticipated release of their self-titled debut album with a sold out show at Toronto’s Adelaide Hall. You can stream/download their album everywhere now on Spotify, Apple Music, or at Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein, Devan Glover, Ben Labenski, and Andrew Oliver. Keep an eye on this band, as they are poised for great things in 2016!