Mike Wardlaw

Mike Wardlaw

Line Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Mike is a PureGrain vet back for round two, always searching for new ways to write about the music he loves. A musician, punk rock fan, and selective sports-guru, he’s on the lookout for music that pushes boundaries, challenges assumptions, and generally just causes mass hysteria.
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Nottingham, UK all-female trio Desensitised are offering a free download of their newest single, “Emily,“ from their Sister Psychosis album. Do yours…
By on Sep 17, 2019
Amistat, a folk duo from twin brothers Josef and Jan Prasil, join us for an inspirational Top 10 to rundown their select list of the most powerful and…
By on Sep 09, 2019
Hamilton, Ontario-based rock quartet Fool’s Union is offering their newest single, the catchy, infectious “Under the Thunder,” as a free MP3 download…
By on Sep 06, 2019
Hard-rocking Floridians The Dev are offering their banging track, “Broken Lies,” as a free MP3 download. Get it, listen, enjoy, and repeat.
By on Aug 30, 2019
Sixteen Scandals are a boisterous three-piece from Toronto whose newest single, “C No Evil, Hear No Evil, Talk a Lot of Shit,” is an acerbic punk rock…
By on Aug 29, 2019
Groundbreaking Nashville dj/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver recently released his first full-length album of original material with Corners - July 26…
By on Aug 20, 2019
With their debut record, Exposure Therapy, dropping August 23rd via Artoffact Records, the goth-pop duo Wingtips join us for the inaugural entry in o…
By on Aug 20, 2019
SoCal rockers Joyous Wolf, propelled by their April release of Place in Time on Roadrunner Records, lend us lead singer Nick Reese to take us through…
By on Aug 19, 2019
Circulate Vol. 1: Curated by David Starfire and SOOHAN, the newest benefit compilation from Austin, Texas-based record label Gravitas Recordings, drop…
By on Aug 07, 2019
Le Big Zero vocalist/guitarist Michael Pasuit joins us for an engaging guest blog to track his band’s coalescence over the last decade as the experime…
By on Jul 31, 2019
Toronto-based Brenda are back with their newest single from the upcoming Megalith EP; “Planet Man” is a powerful and electric tune that is at once fa…
By on Jul 26, 2019
Brooklyn post-punkers Castle Black lend us their front-woman, Leigh Celent, for a track-by-track rundown of their newest EP, Dead in a Dream, which d…
By on Jul 22, 2019
Calgary garage-rockers Crooked Spies are offering their latest single, “Pay It Mind,” as a free song download, so give the tight, rollicking tune a l…
By on Jul 19, 2019
LA’s Velvet Starlings are a rocking, sixties-inspired three-piece who’s rollicking single, “Kids in Droves,” from the ‘mini album‘ Love Everything, L…
By on Jul 15, 2019
Including The Kodiak, Spiritbox and Gutter King, Calgary’s metalcore sextet Widmore list their Top 5 upcoming Canadian metal/metalcore acts in antici…
By on Jun 21, 2019
Soulful UK rock ‘n’ rollers, Sweet Crisis are dropping their infectious new single, “Black Magic,” on June 21st and today we’re debuting the song’s s…
By on Jun 20, 2019
Montreal’s Operators are fresh off a new album, Radiant Dawn, out now via Last Gang Records, and, with a busy summer of touring ahead of them, they l…
By on Jun 13, 2019
Wacken Metal Battle USA winners Monarch stop by to answer a few “maple syrup and bacon” questions from their Canadian counterparts and Wacken Metal Ba…
By on Jun 12, 2019
Our latest free song download, “I Know You,” is a nostalgic, melodic post-emo track from Pat Mays’ one-man band Hot Box Weather.
By on Jun 12, 2019
Crejuvent’s newest single, “Vesti La Giubba,” is a raucous, pummelling death metal interpretation of the opera Pagliacci’s most famous aria. Released…
By on Jun 05, 2019

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