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SEPT/OCT 2017 Colouring The Lines In Note From The Editor Young Ambition Young Culture on life on the road and their debut, You

Alive With The Glory of Good Times The Sights & Sounds of Rainbow Trout Music Festival

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Janet Adamana

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ally Sigurdson PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR Steff Shields

SOUND, PHRASE & FURY is a Canadian music magazine out to promote musicians not usually covered in mainstream media. All music, photos and articles used are for the purpose of spreading the knowledge of these artists and their music. We always encourage readers to support every act by purchasing releases, merchandise and attending live shows.

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We’re All Ears 12 Our artist picks for September and October

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+ EDITOR’S NOTE

SO LONG, SO LONG We had a blast checking out all the festivals and outdoor concerts this summer but it’s officially fall and we’re excited for all the new music coming out this season. We also loved hearing all the new songs that fit so perfectly on our summer playlists. Like most of you, we at SPF are going to miss summer dearly, but we also know, autumn will bring just as much fun and great tunes. As we gear up for the cool weather, we’ve searched high and low for some amazing new acts that will help bring a lovely soundtrack to those crisp, cool nights around the backyard fire. So pull out the cozy sweaters and the big fluffy socks, and take it all in.

Looking for a head start, banking on a sure shot

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Janet Adamana Editor-In-Chief


Share your passion for music by becoming a writer for Sound, Phrase & Fury! We’re recruiting magazine and website contributors. Editorial Tasks/Positions Available + EP/Album Reviews + Feature Articles + Interviews Artist/Industry Profiles + Columns* + Photography*

Benefits for writing for SPF + Gain experience for your resume, and add more articles/photos to your portfolio. + Work on your own time, in any location + Receive guidance and constructive feedback on writing + Contribute to the active promotion of independent artists all over the world

*These positions to be discussed.

Music Genres We Cover Pop rock Rock Indie-rock Indie-pop Jazz R&B Folk Pop-Punk Hip-hop Punk Pop Acoustic

Interested in going our team? E-mail info@soundphrasefury.com. Tell us about yourself, your love for music and what sort of things you’d like to be doing (reviews, interviews, features etc.)

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YOUNG AMBITION STORY BY ALLY SIGURDSON

AS: Tell me about the history of your band, where did Young Culture start? AM: If I’m looking back properly, I would say this all started back in 6th grade. I remember meeting Gabe and thinking “I have got to be friends with this guy. He is so cool.” He always had great style and was really outgoing. He wasn’t totally a musician yet. Because I wanted to play in bands with him I decided to teach him [bass] myself. Gabe picked it up so fast and totally grew into this insane musician, and now we’re on tour so it worked out.

start playing music together until later, when Alex started teaching me bass. They wanted to put on a talent show and Alex casually asked me if I wanted to play bass, and it took off from there. Soon we were recording EP’s and playing shows together. Now we’re out on the road, which is pretty cool. Young Culture is Alex and I, with our band behind us. Our band is a fantastic support system for us and they drive us to be better.

AM: The crew that we are touring with right now is GP: Once we got to middle school we became fast awesome; they’re all like our brothers at this point. We friends, and did everything together; though we didn’t consider ourselves pretty lucky.

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For Albany, New York musicians Alex Magnan and Gabe Pietrafesa, the past year has flown by in the blink of an eye. Their band Young Culture exploded, quickly taking their local music scene by storm. The duo prides themselves on good vibes and great times, with some upbeat music to tie it all together. While on the road, the band huddled in the back of their tour van and spoke with us about tour life and their goals as musicians.

AS: Who are your inspirations for yourselves, and for your music? GP: I think Alex has introduced me to so many different bands and artists over the years, especially when we were younger. I’ve taken a lot of influence from older pop punk bands like Fall Out Boy and All Time Low; all of those pop-meets-punk bands. We really bonded over that kind of music and a lot of those bands back in the day. As we get older, I think we still appreciate that music, but our interests have greatly expanded. AM: I think we are influenced by the culture behind a lot of bands and musicians as well, and not just the music itself. A great example is The 1975, their aesthetic is a huge part of their band and I can really appreciate that. When you’re in a band, you try to brand yourself and set a mood for yourself. I can really respect artists who have that all figured out. AS: What is your favourite song to play live, and why? GP: We have our record, You, out now. That has eight songs on it; which are all really fun to play live; but we went back to the recording studio in January and we actually have been playing a couple of songs from our newest recordings, and they’re just a blast to play live. They’re fresh and different, and our fans haven’t

heard them before, so it’s awesome to see what their reaction is. One of our most popular songs is called “Bedroom Floor.” It’s great to play because kids always know all the words and they get really excited when the song starts. AM: I think “Ready For You” is one of my favourites. In my opinion, it was one of the best things I’ve ever written as an artist. I felt like it captured us as a band and it’s just really catchy. Our crowds are usually pretty energetic overall, so the entire experience is a real high for us. AS: How is tour going for you guys? Are you enjoying life on the road? AM: Oh man, it’s amazing. Our band has been together for a little over a year now, and it’s crazy to think we are already touring. I have friends in bands who wait years to tour, but we just completely jumped right in. Joe Day, our tour manager, has been a complete blessing for us. He’s such a great guy and his knowledge of music and touring in general is pretty incredible. Like I said before, we’ve become brothers travelling like this. The friendships we’ve made since leaving home have totally changed us as people, and as musicians.

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If anyone can make a personal connection to something we've created, that's absolutely huge for us.

GP: It’s cool being able to go to places you’ve never AS: What do you guys want people to take away been before, and see cities you probably wouldn’t see from your music? otherwise. GP: I just want people to relate to it somehow. I want people to make it their own; to dance along to it and One of the most rewarding things about touring is feel good while they listen. We’re just guys who play in being able to meet new people and fans and create a band and we love making music. We want as many all of these new bonds along the way. It is such a people as possible to feel like they’re apart of it. motivation for us when we see people come out to support us and what we love to do; nothing tops that. AM: If anyone can make a personal connection to something we’ve created, that’s absolutely huge for us. Musicians can’t ask for more than that. We want to make people feel good and happy, because that’s how we feel while playing it.

Check out Young Culture at Facebook.com/ YoungCultureNY or through twitter and instagram @youngcultureny. Check out their music at Soundcloud.com/YoungCultureNY.

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Share your passion for music by becoming a writer for Sound, Phrase & Fury! We’re recruiting magazine and website contributors. Editorial Tasks/Positions Available + EP/Album Reviews + Feature Articles + Interviews Artist/Industry Profiles + Columns* + Photography*

Benefits for writing for SPF + Gain experience for your resume, and add more articles/photos to your portfolio. + Work on your own time, in any location + Receive guidance and constructive feedback on writing + Contribute to the active promotion of independent artists all over the world

*These positions to be discussed.

Music Genres We Cover Pop rock Rock Indie-rock Indie-pop Jazz R&B Folk Pop-Punk Hip-hop Punk Pop Acoustic

Interested in going our team? E-mail info@soundphrasefury.com. Tell us about yourself, your love for music and what sort of things you’d like to be doing (reviews, interviews, features etc.)

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ALIVE WITH THE GLORY OF GOOD TIMES Rainbow Trout Music Festival is known for its gorgeous location, it's spectacular musical line-up and it's ability to produce, never-ending good vibes.

Walking down a narrow gravel path, we suddenly reach The entire lot is filled with colour - from the geometric a small steep hill lined with colourful hand-painted backdrop on stage to the giant rainbow trout model signs prompting well wishes to those who pass by. built as this year’s community art project. It’s hard to feel out of place or uncomfortable in a place so Small glints of light flick in the distance as the sun welcoming and full of fun. Taking place along the bounces off long strips of crisp silver streamers banks of the Rosseau River, festivals goers can float blowing in the wind. The sounds of local songstress, along rapids as they bop along to the numerous bands Jenny Berkel fill the air as we hit the main grounds of playing nearby. the Rainbow Trout Music Festival. This year’s line-up created a beautiful and lively Situated just outside St. Malo, Manitoba is Oroseau soundtrack to a weekend full of blue skies and the Campground, home of the annual music festival. Unlike lovely heat of the sun. Local favourites like 3PEAT, Selci, many festival venues, the lot is small, suited for smaller The Rastamils and Smoky Tiger all graced the RTMF crowds of under a thousand people. The modest space stage, with Saturday’s open-mic session at Carpet lends itself well to the intimate atmosphere the three- Beach drawing the entire crowd to sit happy and snug day festival is known for. like a great family gathering. True to its reputation, its cool, laid-back vibe is infectious. It’s a place where everyone knows each other and even when they don’t, strangers are found smiling at one another as they pass, laughing along to jokes overheard and cheering along to the cribbage players kicking ass.

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The festival began nearly a decade ago, as nothing more than just a small camping party with live entertainment. The grassroots beginnings quickly grew into three days full of great Canadian acts of various genres like indie-rock, pop, hip-hop and jazz. With its unforgettable mellow vibe, the foundation of good music and good times, It’s hard not to see why.


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STORY & PHOTO BY JANET ADAMANA

Strangers are found smiling at one another as they pass, laughing along to jokes overheard and cheering along to the cribbage players kicking ass.

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+ WE’RE ALL EARS COMPILED BY JANET ADAMANA

It’s officially Fall — the season for big sweaters, oversized scarves and cozy coats. It’s also the season to take contemplative walks enjoying the cool, calm breeze, listening to the crunch of autumn leaves. We’ve compiled a collection of artists who create the perfect soundtrack to celebrate the crisp, cool weather.

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EMILY VAUGHN

POP NASHVILLE, TN

Facebook.com/EmilyVaughnX

Melding classic pop, hip-hop, r&b and electro, her catchy tracks put her right up there with contemporary mainstream pop stars like Sigma and Lana Del Rey.

@EmilyVaughnX iTunes.apple.com/ca/artist/EmilyVaughn

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Emily Vaughn skillfully uses the power of unique pop stylings to move you.

Offering back-to-back addicting pop hits, we won’t be surprised when we see her climbing all over those billboard charts.


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IAmChappellRoan.com

Facebook.com/ChappellRoan

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With rich, deep vocals, Chappell Roan is like a musical goddess from another realm. Her unforgettable pipes are chock full of emotion and are soulfully spread across a backdrop of broody pop tones; a sound that instantly (and not surprisingly) snagged the attention of world-renowned pop stars like Troye Sivan and Vance Joy. Her debut EP School Night comes out on September 15, and if her first single “Good Hurt” is any indication, Roan is bound of blow up the pop scene very soon.

SOUL/POP WILLARD, MO

CHAPPELL ROAN

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ALT-ROCK DENVER, CO

POSTCARDS PHOTO BY SHANNON SHUMAKER

Balancing catchy and upbeat with melancholy, Postcards delivers a notable offering of moody altrock.

Postcardsco.com

Postcardsco.Bandcamp.com Facebook.com/PostcardsCO

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The Denver-based quintet have chiselled their own take on the genre, melding elements of hard-rock, pop-punk and indie-pop. Their debut EP, Close but Not Quite is guaranteed to capture the hearts of those especially fond of Balance & Composure and Brand New.


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Facebook.com/ErikaFowlerMusic

ErikaFowlerMusic@gmail.com Soundcloud.com/ErikaFowler

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In this world there are a few unforgettable voices that are so full of raw emotion and power that instantly break your heart and mends it all at once - This is exactly what happens when listening to Winnipeg’s Erika Fowler. The singer/songwriter softly paints a glorious picture of girl coming-of-age against the backdrop of this city’s cold, wispy winds and the sweet prairie sunsets; creating the perfect soundtrack to the cozy and sweet changes of autumn. She just released her debut EP, Stay, and we’re instantly hooked and excited to see her spread her musical goodies all over the local scene.

ERIKA FOWLER

SINGER/SONGWRITER WINNIPEG, MB

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Sound, Phrase & Fury 5.5  

Sound, Phrase & Fury Volume 5, Issue 5 Sept/Oct 2017 Featuring interviews with pop-punk band Young Culture and our Sights & Sounds on Rainbo...

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