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World news show incoming
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Nov 14, 2022
Electronic Music Magic This Thursday in Toronto

The clock is ticking, a white rabbit just flew by, and now is your chance to follow... that's right, we're just a few days away from our smashing electronic music lineup this Thursday at Bar Orwell.

Now is the time to grab a ticket if you're able to make the Mad Hatter's tea party!

On show will be World News, a Toronto electronic music duo performing with all hardware. We also have the incredible Provincial Parcs and Blue Light. Expect projections and a 360° surround audience experience under the mirror ball.

World News, Provincial Parcs & Blue Light - Bar Orwell
World News, Provincial Parcs & Blue Light - Bar Orwell
WORLD NEWS BLUE LIGHT PROVINCIAL PARCS WIDE
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Oct 17, 2022
The First Ever Safe Sounds Show in 360° - World News Are Back

Safe Sounds presents...

WORLD NEWS in 360° with BLUE LIGHT and PROVINCIAL PARCS.

We might not be the first to do a show like this... U2 famously coined the 360° Tour a few years back when they crafted a unique stage that was surrounded by the audience. After a few calls with Bono and The Edge, they've very kindly given this their blessing!

In what will be a very special intimate show at Bar Orwell in Toronto on Thursday 17th November, all three acts will perform live hardware sets from underneath the mirror ball! Surrounded by the audience, this will be a true 360° electronic music experience.

World News have brand new music and a brand new lineup to keep you entertained. It's going to be spicy and electronic.

Blue Light will bring their unique blend of cinematic electronic wash. It will rock you to your very core!

Provincial Parcs will add a psychedelic jazz heart to proceedings. The rig, which was first used for the Geary Art Crawl show, will be back bigger and better!

Bar Orwell is a limited capacity venue at 1595 Dundas Street West. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for the measly price of just $10. It's going to be more on the door, so grab yours now to cement your place!

Exclaim new music
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Aug 03, 2022
Theo Vandenhoff is an Exclaim! Top Pick

Everything is better now that Theo Vandenhoff has been chosen as an Exclaim! staff pick... or to put it more eloquently 'Alles Ist Besser'.

That's right, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The A's, Aquakultre, The Deslondes and Kali Malone, we're stoked that Theo Vandenhoff's latest single was picked out by Exclaim! writer Sydney Brasil who said —

"If saxophone solos keep popping up in '80s-inspired synthpop, we'll be better for it. "Alles Is Besser" swallows you in Theo Vandenhoff's embellished contradictions, with the lead synth hook shining over the track's darker elements. His striking baritenor vocals surprise, yet make perfect sense within his ode to the history of the European underground. As Vandenhoff toys with singing in German on the choruses, he reminds you not to bottle up your feelings — even if it makes for some great dance floor catharsis."

Check out all the Exclaim! staff picks here.

Watch Theo Vandenhoff's Alles Ist Besser.

Theo Vandenhoff Smoking
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Jun 23, 2022
Theo Vandenhoff's Blistering New Single 'Alles Ist Besser'

Building on the momentum from his debut EP, Heartache Is An Empty Room, Theo Vandenhoff returns with the blistering new single, 'Alles Ist Besser'!

Listen to Alles Ist Besser [SS117] now on bandcamp, Spotify or your preferred music service!

It's a frenetic and jaunty pop song that pays tribute to the early 80’s German EBM scene. Musically, Vandenhoff continues where he left off - Alles Ist Besser has a pure post-punk drive with huge drum machines and pulsating synth hooks providing the backdrop for squealing guitars and brass solos.

The track was recorded at Dining Room Studio (Toronto, Canada), produced by Jay Merrow and Theo Vandenhoff and mastered by Tom Nixon. The single art comes from Nick Tiringer.

Speaking ahead of the release, Vandenhoff explained -

"Alles Ist Besser is a song about how it is always better to express your negative emotions rather than suppressing them, written from the point of view of someone who has reached their boiling point from hiding their true feelings."

It's a struggle that any people pleaser knows all too well, and with this new release, Theo Vandenhoff surely aims to please! The music video for Alles Ist Besser will premiere on June 28th via Psychedelic Baby Magazine, so keep those eyes peeled!


This release was made possible thanks to the support of FACTOR Canada.

Idious carrie promo
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Jun 23, 2022
Idious Carrie Celebrates 1 Year of 'O' With Special Performance

Well I never, if it isn't one year since Idious Carrie released the beautiful 'O'! I'm sure you'll join us in the celebration by searching for and following Idious Carrie on your preferred music platform, and giving the singles a spin!

The beautiful and heartfelt tracks, '9 Lives' and 'The World as a Loose Garment' are ageing like a fine wine. How time flies when you look back at music from this Toronto powerhouse of a scene.

Idious will be performing a very intimate house show tonight, Thursday June 23rd. If you want to come, drop us a DM on Instagram and we'll reveal the details.

Releases

'You Just Have To Be [EP]' artwork
SS118
RUM DO You Just Have To Be [EP]
'Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]' artwork
SS117
Theo Vandenhoff Alles Ist Besser [SINGLE]
'New Era [EP]' artwork
SS116
World News New Era [EP]
'A Message for the Kids [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS115
World News A Message for the Kids [REMIX SINGLE]
'Scenic Equilibrium [LP]' artwork
SS114
Provincial Parcs Scenic Equilibrium [LP]
'Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS113
Your Grandad Juice Opinion / Fake News [DOUBLE A]
'O [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS112
Idious Carrie O [DOUBLE A]
'Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]' artwork
SS111
Theo Vandenhoff Heartache Is An Empty Room [EP]
'Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]' artwork
SS110
RUM DO Confetti and... / A ↝ B [DOUBLE A]
'Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS109
World News Descenending [REMIX SINGLE]
'AMAZONAS [LP]' artwork
SS108
Bill Cutbill AMAZONAS [LP]
'Gather [EP]' artwork
SS107
Loji Gather [EP]
'The Chosen [EP]' artwork
SS106
World News The Chosen [EP]
'Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS105
World News Black Cat [REMIX SINGLE]
'Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]' artwork
SS104
Bill Cutbill Joy Ride (and then I wake up) [SINGLE]
'A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]' artwork
SS103
World News A Bit More Mellow Back Then [REMIX SINGLE]
'Why [EP]' artwork
SS102
RUM DO Why [EP]
'lay down, lovers [EP]' artwork
SS101
RUM DO lay down, lovers [EP]