Musitechnic reached out to some of the movers and shakers in the Montreal music scene and asked them to give us their 5 current fav Montreal music-makers. Montreal has long been a driving force in the music industry by pumping out bands that have taken the world by storm.
Montreal bands have been moulded by the unique cultural environment and offer a refreshing alternative to the standard smorgasbord with something for all tastes.
Due to the relatively low cost of living, reasonable rents and industry infrastructure it is possible to start a project here in Montreal and get it out on the road throughout Canada, the US and Europe.
Here is your chance to find some pretty cool new Montreal sounds. Do yourself a favour and buy a song/album or two from these lists.
Support your local music scene because if you don’t who will?
Josh Spencer– Kickdrum : Raveen – Thanya Iyer – Common Holly – Look Vibrant – Bodywash
Eric Cazes – Pop Mtl : un blonde – Les Marinelli – – Safia Nolin – Laura Sauvage
Patrice Caron – MusiqueIndependante: jesuslesfilles – tu/lips – L’amalgame – Fouki – Despised Icon
Jon Weisz – Indie Montreal: Charlotte Cardin – La Famille Ouellette – Raveen – Lakes of Canada – Kroy
and on a personal note here are my current favs
Iain Booth: Holy Data – Poni – Thanya Iver – Ada Lea – les Deuxluxes
—————————————————————————————————————————————————- Iain Booth is a music/sound biz multi-tasker: teacher at Musitechnic, Owner/operator of Studio Hot Biscuit and A&R at Cadbury Records. He plays guitar with his band Stroboscopica, attends the listening jury for Pop Montreal and is a juror for the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording and Artist Development grants. He loves new music!!!