• Major Lazer – Lean On
  • Metric – The Shade
  • Glorious Sons Lightning
  • FFS
  • Pop Evil – “Footsteps”
  • Zolas – Molotov Girls
  • death from above 1979 – white is red
  • Big Sugar – Just Can’t Leave You Alone
  • A-trak Push
  • The Dears
  • Hey Rosetta! – Gold Teeth
  • The Katherines – Cherry Lips
  • Theory Of A Deadman – Angel
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Phantogram

Think Tank: The Next #1

Here’s a fun fact. As of Monday August 18th, 2015. It’s been 78 weeks (19 months) since a Canadian Artist has been #1 at Active Rock in Canada. During the same time period, 5 different Canadian Artists have spent a combined 15 weeks at #1 in the USA.

— Theory of a Deadman “Angel” – 1 week – (peaked #11 Canada)
— Three Days Grace “I Am Machine” – 6 weeks – (peaked #5 Canada)
— Nickelback “Edge of a Revolution” – 2 weeks – (peaked #3 Canada)
— Three Days Grace “Painkiller” – 4 weeks – (peaked #3 Canada)
— Pop Evil “Torn to Pieces” – 2 weeks – (peaked #5 Canada)

(Full disclosure, Frontside works with both Theory Of A Deadman and Pop Evil)

Back in Canada we’ve come close a few times since Sam Roberts “We’re All In This Together” topped the charts. We’ve seen the following hit #2: The Glorious Sons “White Noise” (March 2014), The Trews “What’s Fair Is Fair” (May 2014), Theory Of A Deadman “Drown” (July 2014), The Glorious Sons “Lightning” (March 2015), and this week, The Glorious Sons “The Contender” hit #2 as well.

(Full disclosure, Frontside works with both Theory Of A Deadman and The Glorious Sons)

Why is this the case? [Read more…]

Kieran featured in Billboard Canada this week


Metric grabs their 5th #1 single with “The Shade”

Congratulations to Metric who have just snagged their 5th #1 single at Alternative radio in Canada.  Since January 2009, Metric has spent a combined 33-weeks at #1 at Alternative radio. Five #1 singles (plus another three Top-5 showings) have helped to drive Metric to over 288,000 Mediabase detections across all formats to date (Breathing Underwater is about to cross the 100,000x mark on it’s own!).

        “The Shade (I Want It All)” — 1 week (as of June 13, 2015)

        “Youth Without Youth” — 16 weeks

        “Gold Guns Girls” — 8 weeks

        “Gimme Sympathy” — 4 weeks

        “Help, I’m Alive” — 4 weeks

Other honors include: [Read more…]

Metric to release sixth full-length studio album, “Pagans in Vegas” on September 18, 2015

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photo credit: Norman Wong

Metric’s sixth full-length studio album, Pagans in Vegas is confirmed to be released on September 18, 2015 via the band’s own label MMI. Digital pre-orders are now available on iTunes, [Read more…]

Every Last Chance Featured on Billboard Canada


Major Lazer’s “Lean On” reaches #1 Global Spotify!

Congratulations to Major Lazer and team as “Lean On” becomes the biggest Spotify streaming song in the world today!

Major Lazer is the dancehall and reggae-inspired project comprised of DJs Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. In addition to being the group’s name, Major Lazer, is also the name of their fictional Jamaican ex-commando frontman.

The new album, Peace Is The Mission, is the group’s third release. It follows 2009’s Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do and Free The Universe, which was released in 2013. Both of the previous Major Lazer releases have received widespread critical acclaim, and these releases opened doors for the group to collaborate with Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, amongst many others.

In March, Diplo and the dancehall and reggae-inspired group released the upcoming album’s first single, “Lean On,” a collaboration with Danish electro-pop singer MØ and DJ Snake. The lead single is in rotation on pop radio stations, has been streamed online worldwide almost 300 million times.

Listen on Spotify HERE

Major Lazer Lean On Spotify Global #1