Yes, Virginia, they’ve stolen your slogan – and, just maybe, your heart. But who would dare hold it against this sugary pop-punk goldmine. Edmonton’s Real Sickies were a remarkable bright spot under the darkest of skies during this past year – infecting eardrums and airwaves with their effortlessly uplifting rock anthems. Romantically inclined towards surging guitar riffs and well-coiffed crooner vocals, these YEG heartthrobs had fans swiping right for a guaranteed good time on the first listen.
By Glenn Alderson
Our 2022 festival highlights featuring Zach Zoya, Dee Holt, Fernie, Sunglaciers, Priors, and a conversation with Sub Pop CEO Megan Jasper.