Tag Archives: Quebec

VIDEO : PETER PETER – PORTE BONHEUR (Alternative/Rock – Canada)

Quebec-based singer songwriter Peter Peter released his self-titled debut album in March 2011 on Audiogram (also home to David Giguère, Ariane Moffat or Lhasa), earning him accolades and praises across the board.

The second single taken off this album is the riff-heavy “Porte-Bonheur”, a tale of love and longing whispered like a confession. It is backed by a video featuring Peter Peter and Sea Oleena and directed by Frédérick with Elizabeth Delage on DoP.

Peter Peter - Porte Bonheur (Live at Ubisoft)     

Want more? Check out Peter Peter’s previous single, the sweet and sour “Tergiverse”, featuring Coeur de Pirate on guest vocals…

Peter Peter - Tergiverse (Feat. Coeur de Pirate)     

For more info and music, check out Peter Peter’s official site or Facebook. Buy the album on

ARIANE MOFFAT – MA (Alternative/Pop – Canada)

Ariane Moffat

Quebec songstress Ariane Moffatt is gearing up for the release of her fourth album MA on February 27th via Audiogram. On this record she reinvents herself, delving into uncharted electro-pop territory with the boldest, brightest songs of her career. By far her most personal work to date, MA is written, performed and produced completely by Ariane herself.

“In Your Body” is the second single taken off the coming album. It evokes Goldfrapp meets the B-52s with its shuffle-step beat, jazzy synth stabs and sassy lyrics.

For more info, go to Ariane Moffat’s official site. Buy the music on


David Giguere

French-Canadian singer songwriter David Giguère launched his debut album, Hisser Haut, last January 26th with an impressive live performance at the National in Montréal. With his exquisite mix of rock, pop and subtle electronica, the young artist wooed an audience of 650, with a little help from a few special guests including Ariane Moffatt, Fanny Bloom, Emmanuel Schwartz et Pierre-Philippe Côté (alias Pilou).

David Giguère - L'atelier     

Intense, sophisticated and unusual, David Giguère’s first full-length is a folktronic affair, with breezy melodies, heartfelt lyrics and modern soundscapes.

For more info, go to David Giguère’s official site or check out his Facebook. Buy Hisser Haut on

COEUR DE PIRATE – BLONDE (Retro/Pop – Canada)

Coeur de Pirate

Canadian singer/pianist Béatrice Martin, better known as Coeur de Pirate, released her much-anticipated sophomore release, Blonde, on November 8th via Grosse Boite Records. This new record is bouncier and more upbeat than the young chanteuse’s previous effort, giving plenty of room for seeping strings arrangements and jazzy big band elements. The first single is the lively retro pop number “Adieu”, which you can sample below.

Coeur de Pirate - Adieu     

If you dig this sound, check out Coeur de Pirate’s collaborations with Peter Peter and Bedouin Soundclash and listen to her heartfelt cover of The Weeknd’s song “Wicked Games”, recorded in her home studio a couple of months ago.

Coeur de Pirate - Wicked Games (The Weeknd Cover)     

For more info, find Coeur de Pirate on Facebook or check out her official site. Buy the album on BandCamp or