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By: Martyr Magazine  09-12-2011

Miriam Moufide, aka The Gangstress but perhaps best known as Empire ISIS, has made it around the world and back, making sure to leave her mark wherever she goes. “Since the beginning of my career I’ve been about new styles.”

“Some people find it weird that I’m in a band with my brother and boyfriend,” says The Balconies’ Jacquie Neville. “I think it’s amazing, since I always have my two favourite people with me, I never get homesick.”

Synth-pop princess Lights is something of a total package – she has the looks, brains, heart and sound. Her style alone, ripped threads and a body adorned with ink, sets her apart from the other pretty ponies in the pack.

For laughs, BLOND:ISH attach the prefix blond to everything from entourage to London. Having recently moved to the U.K. from Montreal, the duo’s new home is now known as “Blondon.”

Recorded in “various caverns” in her home town, Amelia Curran’s fifth album since 2000, and first in 20 months, – an inordinately long off-season for her – is the only of her quintuplets ever produced in Newfoundland.

Her debut record, Sound, is a beautiful blend of country, rock, funk, blues and pop plus. On stage, she sings like an angel sent from the stars. She’s soulful; a poet could become quite lyrical describing her.

A new-wave five-pack from Ontario’s capital, The Framework had a fan base before playing their first set and a distribution deal with Last Gang Records before they pressed their first LP.

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