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Video of the Moment #2162: Tegan and Sara

By on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 at 6:00 pm

Celebrated Canadian electropop sister duo (say that five times fast!) Tegan and Sara have been riding high since the release of their latest album ‘Love You to Death’, which came out at the start of June. They previewed their new long player in their home country’s biggest festival showcase CMW 2016 a month prior. Now that the album’s out, they’re having fun with their promo videos, including their newest that premiered a few days ago. ‘Hang On to the Night’ is an animated promo with a purple, horseheaded man thing and the various creatures and beings he make friends with during an evening stroll. While some might write it off as childish, more philosophical types will clearly see the messages of tolerance and friendship. Watch the video below. ‘Love You to Death’ is available now from Warner Brothers. To read more of TGTF’s coverage on Tegan and Sara, follow this link.



(CMW 2016 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2073: Tegan and Sara

By on Friday, 29th April 2016 at 6:00 pm

Everyone’s favourite Canadian twin sister pop duo (okay, so maybe they’re the *only* Canadian twin sister pop duo currently active?) Tegan and Sara will be headlining Canadian Music Week 2016 in a few days. They’ll be playing the biggest stage of the week, the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, so you know it’ll be a huge deal.

They’ll no doubt be testing out new material from their upcoming album ‘Love You to Death’, which will be released on the 3rd of June. An early taster of the new LP is ‘Boyfriend’, which now has its own promo video. Described by one YouTube commenter as “adorably awkward” in this video showing just how difficult it is to shoot a promo, you can watch it in its full glory below. We haven’t written much on the sisters lately, but you can peruse our back catalogue on them here at TGTF through here.



Preview: Canadian Music Week 2016

By on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 at 11:00 am

What event starts up in earnest next week and has been kicking around longer than SXSW, and yet you may never have heard of its name? Canadian Music Week, 34 years young in 2016, kicks things off this coming Monday, the 2nd of May, through to the wee hours of Saturday, the 8th of May. And possibly longer, depending on how long the revelers last, eh? (Sorry, I had to get a good-hearted Canadian joke in there somewhere.) Naturally, it takes place in Canada’s most populous city, the crown jewel of the province of Ontario, and arguably its multicultural and cosmopolitan heart, Toronto. It’s a city I can’t wait to explore and come see for myself.

Like SXSW, Canadian Music Week 2016 will boast plenty of evening music showcases featuring homegrown Canadian talent alongside international acts equally eager to make their mark on the Great White North and the world. Also like its Texan younger brother, it also has a conference portion that will appeal to film, digital media and music fanatics and professionals in those businesses alike. Unlike SXSW, Canadian Music Week also runs in tandem with Canadian Comedy Fest, so I’m expecting to run into some funny folks while doing normal Canadian errands, like getting takeaway poutine. (In case you are not familiar with the Quebecois food phenomenon that has become the national dish of Canada, read more about its history here.)

There are plenty of amazing acts scheduled to perform in Toronto next week for music fans to sink their teeth into. Of the Canadian talent on show, sister pop act Tegan and Sara, Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs, pop star Lights and alt-country stars the Strumbellas are sure to show who’s boss in their home country. Alongside the Canadians near the top of the bill are Americans Eagles of Death Metal, X Ambassadors, Wild Nothing and ‘90s alt-rock heroes Collective Soul. The British are well represented too, with festival favourites Fat White Family, electro r&b artist NAO, rapper and grime artist Skepta and electronic producer Mura Masa. I would be humanly impossible to list all the artists playing at CMW 2016, so I invite to check out the artist list here.

Base-level wristbands for the evening music showcases are available at the price of CAD 75.00. These wristbands will give the purchaser access to all music showcases for the 7-day event, subject to venue capacity. Note: Most showcases and the venues participating are 19+ unless specifically marked as all ages. For CAD 150.00, you can upgrade to a VIP wristband, allowing the purchaser to choose guaranteed access to three shows of their choosing. Wristbands for Canadian Music Week can be purchased here. Tickets can also be purchased singly for the specific show / artist you want to see, if you’re less OCD than we are about music festivals (you know, hitting as many bands and acts we can before falling over into our dinner, exhausted). To purchase single event tickets, go here.

You can keep up with TGTF’s continuing coverage of Canadian Music Week 2016 through this link. See you in Toronto!


Live Gig Video: Tegan and Sara play a stripped back version of ‘I Was a Fool’ for the Crypt Sessions

By on Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 4:00 pm

Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara stopped into the Crypt Sessions earlier this month to record to video this gorgeous version of ‘I Was a Fool’, their new single released this week on Vapor/Warner. It’s about to get emotional, folks. Watch the video below.



Video of the Moment #1056: Tegan and Sara

By on Monday, 3rd December 2012 at 6:00 pm

Tegan and Sara release their seventh album, ‘Heartthrob’, in February, and here is the promo video for synthpoppy ‘Closer’. Watch it below.



Video of the Moment #166: Tegan and Sara

By on Monday, 2nd November 2009 at 6:00 pm


Tegan and Sara – Hell

Tegan and Sara are one of my favourite duos, both with great songs and a brilliant live show with plenty of banter. Their new album, Sainthood, came out last Monday and this is the lead single from it, Hell. It’s got a great full-band sound to it, compared to the sparser sounds of previous albums. Watch and enjoy, and if you liked the video, watch the behind the scenes take on things below:



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