26 episodes

How do you find artistic inspiration? We ask up-and-coming musicians in and around Montreal about their creative process, what keeps them going and what finding their place in the Montreal music scene has been like. Join hosts Aviva Lessard and Gwen Roley as they uncover how an idea gets turned into a song, an album or a live music experience. We also dive into Montreal’s underground DIY music scene and festivals experience. Episodes drop on the second Monday of each month. Don’t forget to subscribe to Also Cool Sounds Like.

Also Cool Sounds Like Aviva Lessard & Gwen Roley

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How do you find artistic inspiration? We ask up-and-coming musicians in and around Montreal about their creative process, what keeps them going and what finding their place in the Montreal music scene has been like. Join hosts Aviva Lessard and Gwen Roley as they uncover how an idea gets turned into a song, an album or a live music experience. We also dive into Montreal’s underground DIY music scene and festivals experience. Episodes drop on the second Monday of each month. Don’t forget to subscribe to Also Cool Sounds Like.

    Choses Sauvages and La Sécurité

    Choses Sauvages and La Sécurité

    Éliane Viens-Synnott and Félix Bélisle of La Sécurité and Choses Sauvages sat down with Also Cool Sounds Like host Aviva Lessard after their performance(s) at M for Montreal. On top of recapping their experience at the festival, the artists discussed performance and identity in the city’s local scene.Listen to La Sécurité's music on Spotify and check out Félix's band Choses Sauvages, also on Spotify.Check us out at Also Cool Magazine or on Instagram.Also Cool Sounds Like is hosted, produced a...

    • 53 min
    Mags

    Mags

    Mags is a Montreal powerhouse - singer-songwriter, rapper, beat-maker, animator and community organizer. She takes us through how she weaves her experiences and emotional journeys into her mixes - culminating in the album hotaru tomoe's going home. Listen to Mag’s music on Bandcamp.Check us out at Also Cool Magazine or on Instagram.Also Cool Sounds Like is hosted, produced and edited by Aviva Lessard and Gwen Roley. Intro music is by Jacob Lessard. Artwork by Vasco Caval...

    • 31 min
    Sasha Cay

    Sasha Cay

    Since childhood, Sasha Cay has had a compulsion to create – on film, in music and through art. On this episode of Also Cool Sounds Like, Sasha discusses her journey as a musician and a filmmaker and how she created her new album “Spin,” coming out this autumn. Join us as we talk a long walk with Sasha through Montreal’s ambient streets to grapple with the heaviness of grief while still striving for the joy of friendship and connectionListen to Sasha Cay’s music on Spotify and on Bandcamp and ...

    • 29 min
    OMBIIGIZI

    OMBIIGIZI

    The two creators behind OMBIIGIZI aim to create a space for future generations to thrive in without leaving behind the memories of the past. Join Adam Sturgeon and Daniel Monkman, the collaborators leading the music project OMBIIGIZI as they sit down with guest-host Tashiina Buswa to discuss Indigenous identity in the Indie Rock scene, the feeling of being put on a pedestal with weights on their shoulders, sobriety, and Nirvana.Listen to OMBIIGIZI’s music on Spotify and BandcampFind Adam’s ba...

    • 43 min
    PACKS

    PACKS

    Apples are on the mind of slacker-rock band PACKS as they launch their latest album Crispy Crunchy Nothing. Host Gwen Roley caught up with them to discuss papier mache, long distance romance, life on the road AND the perils of margarita night. Listen to PACKS on Spotify and on Bandcamp.Check us out at Also Cool Magazine or on Instagram.Also Cool Sounds Like is hosted, produced and edited by Aviva Lessard and Gwen Roley. Intro music is by Jacob Lessard. Artwork by Vasco Cavalheiro.Do...

    • 24 min
    NO WAVES

    NO WAVES

    It was always meant to be for surf-emo punk band NO WAVES. After meeting in elementary school and bonding over early 2000s pop punk, Angel, Cy and Sam broke into the Montreal music scene as teenagers. Youthful themes and charm are emblematic of their performance but after taking influence from experimental local acts and a punk scene in Mexico, NO WAVES is ready to return to songs they wrote before the pandemic with a fresh outlook on their upcoming album.Join us for episode 3 of this season ...

    • 20 min

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