Their previous release, the double-single Illuminati Knights / Happy Birthday, was #5 on our Top Local Releases of 2018
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!
If you were afraid that this “new” New Swears sound meant their live shows would be toned down, rest assured, they’re bringing all the energy and insanity that their concerts have become known for.
We also name a Contributors’ Pick, Ottawa’s most prolific artist and top record label of 2018.
We also name Ottawa’s most prolific artist and top record label of 2017.
Just like that, 2017, Ottawa’s big year, is over. With so much going on over the last year, it seems fitting that we celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome 2018 with a bang.
New Swears, Dilly Dally, Hollerado and Tokyo Police Club lit up Hopped & Confused Festival, despite the concert venue losing electricity for about an hour during their sets.
With so much going on, deciding what to do can be hard. We hope we can help you out with that, in offering you this weekend’s lengthy list of highlights.
Operators play Arboretum’s main stage Saturday August 20th at 10pm.
Hey, do you wanna feel SO ENERGETIC? Try FESTIVALS! Our rep as one of the best cities for fests is no exception in the winter. Between Megaphono and the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival for music, and Cracking-Up the Capital for comedy (now that’s a tongue-twister), you’ve got plenty of reasons to leave the house […]
One of Ottawa’s newest festivals is already one of its best. Megaphono is back for a second edition of 613 music from February 2-5, filling local venues as well as unexpected places (three words: skating bonfire party) with sounds, talks, and mixers that you can’t miss out on. Whether you’re looking to discover more awesome […]
Friday night was a very significant and special occasion on Albert Island: when Arboretum Festival began welcoming people onto the grounds, it was the first time the island had been used for a public event in over 200 years. An organizer from Arboretum took to the main stage before the performances to tell the crowd […]
Ottawa’s full-throttle party band New Swears don’t really care what people think of them. As they sing in their song “Main Stream”: And some band already did that / we don’t really give a shit / We’re just having way too much fun / to care about the […]
Editor’s note: All this week Sandro’s been interviewing some of the act appearing at the Arboretum music festival, which ends today. Today he interviews the New Swears, local torch bearers for the fun boy noise sound. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAk0y1rkoP0[/youtube] Hi New Swears. Who are the members that make up New Swears? How did you guys meet, and how did […]