W3APONS, Huttch are Ones to Watch on The Verge

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This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:

W3APONS – OFF THE TOP OF MY HEART

Saskatoon rock a Roll independent trio W3APONS serve up a hard-hitting jam that is just the start of their full body of work. The band co-wrote this song with JUNO Award winner Clayton Bellamy from The Road Hammers and John-Angus and Colin MacDonald from The Trews. W3APONS will be working with John-Angus MacDonald to produce more songs and maybe a full album.

DWAYNE GRETZKY – S.O.S.

Toronto band Dwayne Gretzky will be part of SiriusXM Canada’s Late Night Party after The Beaches, The Glorious Sons, Sloan, One Band Son and, oh yeah, The Rolling Stones take the stage June 29th in Oro-Medonte, ON. The band’s cover of ABBA’s “S.O.S.” enters its second week on the watch list. Fun fact -guitarist Ian Docherty from July Talk is also in Dwayne Gretzky.

THE BEACHES – LAME

The Beaches recently dropped by the office to discuss their new EP, The Professional. First things first, it sounds like The Professional EP will become a full album sometime soon – so look out for that. The band says that their track “Lame” is a fun empowering song that is about “that guy” at your college campus that plays the acoustic guitar for everyone – yeah, that guy.

HUTTCH – GET UP

Windsor, Ontario’s Huttch is a rock trio currently on tour, with upcoming US tour stops in NY, NJ and Michigan. Keep those requests coming in for “Get Up.”

CITY AND COLOUR – ASTRONAUT

Dallas Green of City and Colour is a huge Raptors fan and at a recent show in New York with his other band Alexisonfire, the entire crowd starting chanting “Let’s Go Raptors.” Along with releasing “Astronaut” last week, City and Colour announced a North American tour with $1 from every ticket sold in Canada being donated to MusiCounts and Inspire, and in the U.S. $1 will be donated to the Crisis Text Line.

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