Mappe Of - The East Pointers - Debra Lyn - Zinnia

Mappe Of was first featured here earlier this month, so it's a swift return with the new song 'Faesulae'. The single edit comes in at just under seven minutes and it really is a feast of imaginative avante-garde folk, it's quite stunning.

The East Pointers third album is due out this week and they have shared 'Halfway Tree' a refined and beautiful modern folk song, from this increasingly popular band.

Mixing Americana and folk Debra Lyn latest single 'I Pull Me Down (The Maids Of Mitchelstown)' is more akin to Celtic folk, it's natural live feel adding even more gorgeous vibes to the song.

We featured Zinnia back in March this year and the new song 'Requiem' is another creative and beautiful art pop track with plenty of passion in the vocals and a tight smooth musical backdrop.

Mappe Of - Faesulae.

The Canadian Avant-garde folk artist, Mappe Of - a moniker for Tom Meikle - is today sharing his mesmerising new single, ‘Faesulae’. Released on the heels of ‘Unkno’, this is the third single to be taken from the forthcoming album, The Isle Of Ailynn, which is due for release on November 1, 2019 via Paper Bag Records.

Recorded at Bathouse Studio, Ontario (operated by the multi-award-winning Canadian band, The Tragically Hip) with longtime collaborator Will Crann and engineer Nyles Spencer (Broken Social Scene, Gord Downie), The Isle of Ailynn documents a fantasy world through nine different landscapes that draw parallels between a mythological space and everyday conflicts, troubles and fears within our lives. ‘Faesulae’ pulls on an array of electronics, finger-picked guitar and surging percussion, structurally diving through crescendos and varying degrees of tempo, further demonstrating Meikle’s rich musical understanding.

Speaking about the new single which outlines another of the forthcoming album's nine idiosyncratic land- scapes, Meikle says: “‘Faesulae is the return home, adventure weary, battle worn, empty handed. It’s about setting out for answers and returning with more questions. Though you’ll have to wait for the full album ver- sion for the dust to settle completely.”

The Isle of Ailynn looks to follow-on from the Toronto-based artist’s critically acclaimed 2017 debut, A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone (tipped by Stereogum, NPR, Consequence of Sound and Paste) marking a more focused theme and progressive understanding of genre and songwriting. Meikle’s debut release found him opening for the likes of Martha Wainwright and Bahamas whilst amassing over five-million streams on DSPs. UK dates are set to follow the new release in early 2020, these to be announced shortly.


The East Pointers - Halfway Tree.

There’s already a waiting list for JUNO Award-winning Canadian trio The East Pointers’ third album Yours To Break, out October 25th.  Redefining the ever-evolving genre - modern folk - with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion); Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charon (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure Yours To Break will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

Previous release What We Leave Behind became an international standout album of 2017, nominated for the Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and attracting over five million streams on Spotify. In the short time between their 2015 JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory and the upcoming Yours To Break, the band has performed over 450 shows in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, the USA, and Ca

Yours To Break sits uneasily in a classic genre demarcation. The East Pointers have always been musically complex and technically brilliant, the core is definitely traditional Celtic, but on the new album, fiddle tunes are grounded in complex rumbling bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration turns on a dime into a lighthearted guitar feature with flamenco reference palmas, playful keyboard tones turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and off-the-leash festival jam sessions give rise to vocal numbers that are either perfect pop songs or moving tributes to the home and people they love.


Debra Lyn - I Pull Me Down (The Maids Of Mitchelstown).

Americana/Folk singer/songwriter and musician, Debra Lyn and Producer Jeff Silverman are VERY excited to present her new single “I Pull Me Down (The Maids of Mitchelstown)” from her BLUE SUN RISES album.

“Blue Sun Rises,” Debra Lyn’s third album for Nashville-based Palette Records, brings together traditional music that clearly speaks to Debra’s Irish/Scottish/English heritage and intricately weaves these influences with original material. Inspired versions of songs such as the Scottish favorites The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond and The Parting Glass, a popular American Folk/Gospel song, Wayfaring Stranger, and a lesser known British folk song, Billy Taylor with an upbeat feel, are also included.

Blue Sun Rises was produced by Debra’s long-time collaborator, Jeff Silverman, who co-wrote and performed on many of the album’s songs. Jeff is an award-winning producer and songwriter. He has toured and worked on gold and platinum album projects for artists such as Rick Springfield, The Allman Brothers, and Roger Miller, to name a few.

Two songs from the album, Workin’ For The Money & Wayfaring Stranger have been nominated for “Americana/Folk/Acoustic” & “Producer/Production” awards, respectively in the prestigious 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA).


Zinnia - Requiem.

ZINNIA is the Toronto-based art pop project of Rachael Cardiello. With layered synth and driving beats, ZINNIA brings an explosive range to Cardiello’s writing, equal parts intimate and fierce.

Recently described as “Kate Bush meets Meatloaf” and first to proclaim a deep love for Bruce Springsteen, this is ZINNIA.

ZINNIA is the artpop project of Rachael Cardiello, James Burrows, Chris Pruden, Connor Walsh and Mackenzie Longpre. With layered synth and infused with movement - ZINNIA is equal parts intimate and fierce, a neon rollercoaster.