Pop Montreal Showcase x Spring Reverb

Pop Montreal Showcase x Spring Reverb

Fri May 31

Pop Montreal Showcase x Spring Reverb

Hanorah, Corey Gulkin, Thanya Iyer
8pm doors // 8:30-11pm show // 19+ // $15
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HANORAH - (Montreal, QC):

Hanorah is a multidisciplinary artist based out of a small studio filled with cats, canvases, & glittered tape recorders in Montréal’s west end. Influenced by the likes of Etta James and Joni Mitchell, the combination of Hanorah’s powerful voice and the vulnerability of her messaging naturally drew her to soul music. Her recent 2023 EP ‘Time Waits For No Woman’ was described by the Montréal Guardian "as a poignant rebuttal to the profit-oriented forces that commodify female artists, reducing their worth to their youth [...] the EP stands as a powerful testament to Hanorah’s unwavering resilience and musical prowess."

Following an early record deal, Hanorah released her debut EP ‘For The Good Guys And The Bad Guys’ in 2019. The record amassed over a million streams, won several awards, and helped her tour extensively through Canada and the U.S.. In 2022, Hanorah released her debut album 'Perennial' through Ensoul records. It was featured on radio stations across Canada and received numerous spots on Spotify editorial playlists. Exclaim! Magazine listed the LP as a ‘staff pick’ and she performed tracks on the hit Québec TV show Belle et Bum.

After her first U.K. tour and several slots at SXSW, a follow-up EP is now in the works for late 2024.

COREY GULKIN - (Montreal, QC):

GAMIQ-nominated artist Corey Gulkin revels in the peculiar and makes it feel like home. Emerging from the world of folk music, Gulkin drew attention early in their career as the 2013 laureate of the John Lennon Songwriting Grand Prize. In recent years, Gulkin has alchemized their musical pedigree through experimentation. With Gulkin’s tenacity and vulnerability at the forefront, their new album Half Moon (2023, Anything Bagel) leaps into the world of art-rock, channelling queer heartbreak, love, and rage. Confrontational, restless, and spirited, Gulkin rides the terror and thrill of refusing to back down, carried by the Thom Yorkian vibrato of their voice. From furious guitar solos to tender improvisation and cathartic moments, Gulkin’s live set is tenacious and adventurous. Over the years, they have been featured on Bandcamp Daily, CBC, Exclaim!, and NPR and have performed alongside Leith Ross, Marissa Nadler, Blitzen Trapper, and The Weather Station.

THANYA IYER - (Montreal, QC):

Thanya Iyer is an enigmatic songwriter who crafts sparkling experimental pop music. Her live band, with Pompey, Emilie Kahn, and Daniel Gélinas, wields acoustic and electronic instruments to flesh out these serene, spiritual compositions. Thanya and the band’s arrangements empower listeners to embrace mindfulness, aesthetic beauty and the interconnectedness of all things. After their 2020 Polaris long-listed, sophomore visual album “Kind”, they recently released their new EP, rest in the summer of 2022 (Released on Topshelf Records).