Update!!! We did a review on the latest from The Trews, and Paul Manchin — both up and coming Canadian artists with new music on the rise. We featured The Trews’ new album Civilianaires, and Paul Manchin’s album Swim. Here’s the scoop:


Artist: The Trews 

Latest Release: Civilianaires

The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton, Ontario-based band The Trews return with their sixth studio album, Civilianaires, and certainly one of their best to date.

Led by singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, along with guitarist John Angus-MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek and drummer Chris Gormley, The Trews have opened for huge acts in the past like The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, and have two Gold albums and many music industry awards to their credit.

Key cuts on the new 13-track disc include the title track “Civilianaires,” co-written by Serena Ryder, the second single “Vintage Love,” co-written and co-produced by Max Kermen of The Arkells, the raucous raver “The New Us” and the addictive and haunting potential radio single “No More Saying Goodbye.”

A fall tour with dates in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and New York are already set, with more to follow. To stay updated on their latest releases, follow them on instagram @thetrews. Or, visit their website at www.thetrewsmusic.com 

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Artist: Paul Manchin

Album: Swim

Independent Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Manchin has captured the attention of some of New York’s best known DJs and has worked with such luminaries as Matt Forger (Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson) and Chin Injeti (Eminem), and has just released his new album Swim.

All the songs are written by Manchin and the various songs on the album are  produced by Manchin, Denzil Remedios, The Pursuit of Happiness frontman Moe Berg, and Fergus Hambleton (The Sattalites), Swim is available on itunes and Google Play. The album was recorded in Toronto and New York, and mastered by Chris Crerar (Metalworks).  

Led off by the first single and video “Lift” and his latest single “What Makes People Happy,” the new album is sure to join the list of his successful previous album, Salutations, which yielded the radio singles “Spin,” “King” and “One,” which all received tremendous radio support across Canada.

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Prior to Swim, Manchin has previously release seven digital albums, including  Salutations, and his music has been included on a number of compilation recordings, including Rock America, PlayNetwork and Screenplay. His unique voice and style has led to airplay on MTV, Bravo!, Sirius/XM, Galaxie and other major broadcasting outlets around the world. 

Check out the video for “Lift,” the first single from Swim:


It’s safe to say music is an immense, huge part of culture. Luckily, there’s always new music to explore and listen to from your favourite artists, and  there’s tons of artists that have yet to be discovered as well. Until then, we’ll keep you updated on new music you should listen to if you’re looking to update your spotify playlist.

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