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5 Bands Pretty City Want To See At Canadian Music Week 2017

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Melbourne psych rockers Pretty City had a 'huge' 2016.

They showcased at SXSW, released their debut album and toured the country a number of times. Couple that to their two recent shows supporting indie-rock royalty Teenage Fanclub in Melbourne and things are looking 'spesh-al' for the lads.

As one of the few Aussie artists headed to next month's Canadian Music Week, Pretty City will be showcasing new material off their forthcoming LP, which is due out later this year.

First single is the jangly-rock goodness of 'Don't You Remember Me My Love'.



The group's drummer, Drew Schapper, tells us about 5 bands he's looking forward to seeing at Canadian Music Week.

Crown Lands

This Canadian two-piece dish up psych-inspired heavy-blues rock. They’re a relatively new band, but I think the buzz around their live shows means I’ll be front and centre.



Eliza & The Delusionals

Very excited to see Eliza & The Delusionals perform in Canada. Apart from being lovely people, their new song 'Salt' is a genuine hit and I can’t wait to see a full set of their infectious melodies.



Infected Mushroom

Pioneers of obnoxious psy-trance, albeit super creatively, I want to see if the heady times of my teenage rave days were just drug-induced moments of insanity or whether this genre of music has anything meaningful to still offer.



Kolars

This two-piece describe themselves as ‘Glam-a-billy’, which is totally apt as they fuse rockabilly-style jams with glam-rock sensibilities with a kind of post-punk edge of the Gooch Palms. Dripping in cool, I’m keen to see them strut their stuff in Toronto.



Rush

One of Canada’s genuine icons of prog rock. I probably won’t get anywhere near their performance, but I’d love to try as it’s probably my last chance to see Neil Peart play drums.


Pretty City showcase at Canadian Music Week 18-22 April.
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