Category Archives: Pheromone News

Steph Cameron Garners SiriusXM Female Artist of the Year Award Nomination and Brings Acclaimed Debut Album Back On Tour; Announces Spring Dates With Buffy Sainte-Marie + Summer Festival Performances

“Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady is a monumental, brilliant album… heralds the crowning of a bright new talent.” Pop Matters “People don’t make records like this anymore. A voice, guitar and a little bit of harmonica – just a woman in a room laying her music onto 2-inch tape.” NOW Mag NNNN “Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady is a … Continue reading Steph Cameron Garners SiriusXM Female Artist of the Year Award Nomination and Brings Acclaimed Debut Album Back On Tour; Announces Spring Dates With Buffy Sainte-Marie + Summer Festival Performances

‘Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test’ Out Today

“How do you make an album sound like a kitchen party? You throw one” The Globe And Mail “scrappy indie-rock to acoustic folk-blues to Celtic-tinged fare and Americana jams reminiscent of Dylan and The Band’s Basement Tapes” Sun Media “a national treasure” Postmedia Pop Forecast “stretching out into corners of his musical landscape that were … Continue reading ‘Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test’ Out Today

Australian Hard Rockers The Lazys Set To Tour Canada This Spring

Australia’s The Lazys eagerly return to Canada this spring, performing headlining dates in addition to shows alongside JUNO Award nominees Danko Jones. The tour announcement comes fresh off the success of their debut Canadian single “Shake It Like You Mean It” (Pheromone Recordings), which hit #2 on CBC’s Rock chart in December 2014. The track … Continue reading Australian Hard Rockers The Lazys Set To Tour Canada This Spring

Joel Plaskett Shares New Song From The Park Avenue Sobriety Test; Announces Mo Kenney As Opener For Canadian Tour Dates Commencing April 28

Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse albums of his career. Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, … Continue reading Joel Plaskett Shares New Song From The Park Avenue Sobriety Test; Announces Mo Kenney As Opener For Canadian Tour Dates Commencing April 28

Ron Hawkins Premieres New Video On Album Release Day

Today, Ron Hawkins releases his latest solo effort Garden Songs on Pheromone Recordings. Produced by Joe Dunphy, these ten infectious and dynamic songs were recorded live at Toronto’s Revolution Recording. The first single, Peace & Quiet, revels in the love of Hawkins’ old Toronto neighbourhood of Kensington Market. The video, premiering exclusively today on Exclaim!, … Continue reading Ron Hawkins Premieres New Video On Album Release Day

Joel Plaskett Announces The Release of Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test; Out March 17

Celebrated songwriter to release new album on March 17 with national tour dates commencing April 28. Listen to the title track today. The Park Avenue Sobriety Test : Is it the name of a band? A metaphor? A Dartmouth rite of passage? An acronym? It’s a bit of all those, and a bit of a … Continue reading Joel Plaskett Announces The Release of Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test; Out March 17

Ex Lowest of the Low Frontman/songwriter Ron Hawkins Delivers Garden Songs to Pheromone

With a catalogue built upon razor-sharp lyricism, and unforgettable melodies, Ron Hawkins has long been revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters. His latest solo release, Garden Songs, out February 3, 2015 on Pheromone Recordings, is partially the result of a self-imposed challenge to record and mix a full album of his more contemplative … Continue reading Ex Lowest of the Low Frontman/songwriter Ron Hawkins Delivers Garden Songs to Pheromone

Pop Matters Gives Steph Cameron’s Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady #1 Canadian Album of 2014 Honours

In an extraordinary year end accolade influential culture site popmattters.com called Saskatoon native Steph Cameron’s Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady the #1 Canadian album of 2014. It is quite an achievement. Completely unknown even six months ago Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady, recorded in three days at Toronto’s Revolution Recording, made a substantial artistic impression on critics in Canada … Continue reading Pop Matters Gives Steph Cameron’s Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady #1 Canadian Album of 2014 Honours

Alejandra Ribera On Creative Hiatus In Paris; CBC Says Au Revoir

Toronto born/Montreal resident Alejandra Ribera had quite a 2014 with her sophomore recording La boca releasing in February to extraordinary acclaim, followed by sold out shows and winning the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for her song “I Want” in July. But the creative wheel is ever turning and Alejandra has recently decamped to Paris where she … Continue reading Alejandra Ribera On Creative Hiatus In Paris; CBC Says Au Revoir