POP Montreal and Sirius XM present the artists in the Sirius XM: Discovery Series 2021.
The Besnard Lakes:
The Besnard Lakes have passed through death and they’re here to tell the tale. Nearly five years after their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych-rock band have sworn off compromise, split with their long- standing label, and completed a searing, 72-minute suite about the darkness of dying and the light on the other side.
Founded in 2017, Vanille is the solo project of singer songwriter Rachel Leblanc. Her songs, drenched in suburban melancholy, tell a naïve tale of teenage reverie and sadness.
Laura Niquay is a Quebec and Atikamekw artist who has made her mark on the musical landscape by singing in her native language: Atikamekw. This year, she reveals more than ever her indie-folk universe with a good touch of grunge, which highlights her sandy voice and her native heritage. Nicto Kicko is the first single from a forthcoming album, a sensitive and grandiose piece that will surely carve out a place for itself at the heart of the contemporary Quebec musical landscape.
Cadence Weapon is Toronto-based rapper, producer, writer and former Edmonton poet laureate Rollie Pemberton. His latest album Parallel World is on the short list for the 2021 Polar Noris Music Prize.
Marie-Pierre Arthur is the stage name of Marie-Pierre Fournier, a Canadian pop singer-songwriter from Quebec.