Fueled by a passionate desire to create a sound as unapologetic and powerful as the personalities within the band, MONOWHALES have taken the experiences gained fighting their way up the ranks of Toronto’s music scene and barrelled headlong into the creation of their new EP Control Freak. Exploding onto the scene with a DIY ethos and an unforgettable live show, MONOWHALES first made waves with their breakout single Home in August 2016. The band would go on to share stages with Dear Rouge, K.Flay, Matt and Kim, Coleman Hell, and many more. The band’s new EP Control Freak, released in June 2018, was produced by AL-P (MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979) and spawned multiple singles that received radio play across Canada. First single “Take It Back” was described by 102.1 The Edge as “the track that put [MONOWHALES] on the indie rock-map in Canada” after it peaked at #25, while second single “Real Love” climbed to #31. MONOWHALES were recently awarded the Jim Beam INDIE Award for Best Alternative Artist/Group of the Year and the Forest City London Music Award for Ontario Independent Recording Artist. The band is currently working with producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Brave Shores) on their upcoming release.
We sing on a Secret Frequency
Secret Frequency (formerly Canadian Women Working in Music) is and education and advocacy not-for-profit dedicated to raising the profile of under-represented people within Canada’s music community – women, trans and non-binary folks, racialized and Indigenous people, and more.
We’d like the music community to be as awesome as it pretends to be. We want it to be a safe, good place to party, to create, and to work.
We’re ready to rock the boat, even if it’s the boat that some of us are sitting in; no organization or individual should be above question or consequences.
If you don’t invite us to the table, we’ll show up anyway, and we’ll bring our own chair.
We produce the annual Canadian Festival Report Card, grading Gender representation on Festival stages, skills workshops, research, and more. We aim to create initiatives with demonstrable, measurable impact, which are also accessible and modular, designed to be shared and implemented by other organizations.
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