This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. We’re calling this […]
We’re pleased as punch to bring you DOMINIONATED the THIRD, part three in our ongoing series of “compendiums of classic Canadian songs covered by contemporary Canadian artists”. The concept is simple: we ask a bunch of artists to choose a favourite Canadian tune and give us their interpretation of it. The execution is mind-boggling. I can’t thank […]
Stream this week’s Prism Prize Top 10 Video Playlist on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Monogrenade “Le fantôme” Kalle Mattson “Avalanche” The Elwins “So Down Low” Braids “Miniskirt” Fast Romantics “Julia” Harrison feat. Maddee “How Can It Be” A Tribe Called Red feat. Northern Voice “Suplex” Grimes “Flesh Without […]
Even an introvert like me can understand and appreciate the power of belonging to a community. Growing up in elementary school, community always referred to the people living and working in close proximity to us. The digital age as redefined the word, broadening the idea of communities like an extended family tree across generations and miles. […]
As has become an annual tradition at this time of year for Quick Before It Melts, we present our SONGS compilation for 2015, collecting 100 of our favourite Canadian tracks of the year, zipping them up and making them available for download and your ongoing listening pleasure. As with our annual list of favourite albums, […]
Drake may be Master of the Meme®, but Kalle Mattson is the victor when it comes to truly viral videos. He’s racked up impressive play counts for songs like “Thick As Thieves”, “Water Falls”, and “Avalanche”, but Mattson’s take on Drizzy’s “Hotline Bling” might just become his hottest product yet. Mattson recorded his version earlier this summer, […]
Much of what’s already been written about Kalle Mattson’s new mini LP Avalanche touches on its connection to his last full length, 2014’s Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. Most of what I’ve read about this new record starts the story with Mattson’s emotionally raw and remarkably honest last record, but there’s a body of work before Someday… that’s getting unjustly ignored. For a true understanding and sense of Mattson’s origins, I put forward going back to the start, back to 2009’s Whisper Bee, the first album this young songwriter from Sault Ste. Marie and his fresh-faced band put out into the world. Holding Avalanche up to Whisper Bee truly reveals the depth and breadth of maturity and talent Mattson’s developed over the last six years.
He done gone and growed up on us, that Kalle Mattson. Last week Mattson premiered “A Long Time Ago”, the lead song from his new EP Avalanche via Stereogum, a long way’s away from the first time Quick Before It Melts introduced the young singer-songwriter and his band from Sault Ste. Marie, ON in 2009. Now based in Ottawa, […]