June 2nd, 2016
Canadian bands have excelled in their own subgenres of alternative music over the last few years and whether it be Despised Icon, Billy Talent, or Alexisonfire, the North American territory has spawned some of the best critically acclaimed talent on the planet. The days of celebrating Nickelback and Bryan Adams leading the way as the country’s musical exports are long gone, as the reputable, hard-working force of the likes of Japandroids and White Lung have broken through and become household names.
Enter 2016, and the new wave of Canada’s finest is ready to be announced to the world. Vancouver based grunge pop-punks Sightlines are the modern day answer to Jawbreaker and dropped their debut record ‘North’ back in April. Singer Eric Axen took the time to get us up to speed with the underground scene in Canada and highlighted five bands that are well worth your time.