Author Archives: Isabelle Royer

About Isabelle Royer

Isabelle Royer currently lives in Montreal.

12 Favorite Moments of Osheaga 2014

Being back at work on the Monday following an intense and exhausting weekend spent at Osheaga has its positives, where you get to rub in people’s faces the amazing time you had and interesting stories you’re allowed to share, for at…

Channeling Your Inner Teen-Geek With TOPS

TOPS are a Montreal band with one the most interesting and unconventional sounds I’ve heard in a while. That is saying a lot, considering that our city covers pretty much the whole spectrum of musical inclinations, from weird to weirder, from…

The Joys of Pesto Season

We’re about half way through the summer by now. Yes, it is a terrible thing to say. But, the good thing about it is that for the lucky and talented ones out there, your garden is probably in full bloom. And…

Grimes Is Now a Popstar

Funny how only two short years ago, Grimes was the talk of the town, nay, the talk of the country, even making waves in the US, who usually offer a much colder welcome to weird Canadian artists (cough***Arcade Fire).  Yes,…

The Kills Play a Desolate L’Olympia

I’ve always felt cool for knowing who The Kills were, because they are the epitome of rock and roll cool. They’ve got the look, they’ve got the sound, and they’ve definitely got two front row charismatic musicians to hold it all together….

A Conversation With Motel Raphael

What most people know about Motel Raphaël is that about a year ago, the band emerged on top of the Montreal music scene through CBC’s Searchlight competition. Lead by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin, the oh so young and appealing…

Psych Lives Again With B-17

Psych is not dead. No, really.   It’s funny how people tend to nostalgically listen to their old psychedelic records without ever catching on to the present-day psych trend. I’m not judging, because I’m definitely one of them. Yet every time…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Introduce Only Run

I’ve always strongly believed that Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hailed from Montreal, and was very proud of it.  They don’t. It’s probably because the band has an energy, a sound, and a look reminiscent of our city, bringing me…

Pixies Release Full Length Indie Cindy

It’s always terrifying when a band that you love as much as I love the Pixies comes out with a new album. Terrifying because you don’t want to see them fail when they’ve managed to sustain an almost mythical glory after…

Detox Diet Step 4: Getting it done

Getting it done yes, like a pro I must say. First off, let me apologize to any of my readers for the lateness of my diet follow up. I hope you weren’t sitting on the edge of your seat because…