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Ep. 122: 2012-04-08 – Indie Love

iM: Episode #122 features 23 tracks including new music from JAPANDROIDS, PS I LOVE YOU, BANQUET, CHAMPION LOVER, and OLD ENGLISH.


Column: [Listen Queer] THE CLIKS – Black Tie Elevator

iM’s Julia Stead explores the musical career of THE CLIKS’ Lucas Silveria and the band’s new 2013 release.


Skyline: 02 – FACTS

iM catches up with the Vancouver synth-heavy rockers on the roof during their first visit to The Big Smoke.


Featured Artist: PONY GIRL

Get to know iM’s October 2013 Featured Artist ahead of a stacked Toronto bill on October 24th.

Editor Picks:


March 14, 2012

The blues-rock quartet formerly known as BLACK DEVILS BRIGADE called it quits after a successful year in 2011 – a prominent and popular Toronto live act, an iM 2011 featured artist, and with a solid EP release under their belts near the year’s end.

Three members of the band recently announced a reformation of sorts as a new dance-rock trio called CHAMPION LOVER, and The iM couldn’t be happier than to see them continuing their songwriting pursuits… even if the band’s key interest is allegedly “champion loving”.

Using a getaway scene from 1978 film The Driver, the trio are showcasing an early self-recorded cut of “Can’t Sleep” – a preview of a “properly produced full release” that is set to be available later in 2012.

No word on whether that’s an EP or if the guys are planning on dropping a full-length right out of the gate, but from having run into an excited James Cain (bassist) about two months back who could not emphasize enough how well the new songwriting was going, let’s just say we’re expecting the EP but wouldn’t be surprised if an LP showed up out of nowhere.

Check out “Can’t Sleep” in the embed below – the guys recommend you watch it on full-screen with speakers/headphones that favour bass.

…we concur with that assessment.

For more info on CHAMPION LOVER, hit them up over on their freshly made Facebook page HERE.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/theo.posthumus Theo Posthumus

    Can’t wait to see these guys on the stage in Toronto again!

    • http://www.theindiemachine.com/ R. Stephenson Price

      Neither can we!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507007355 Jeremy Konings

    Ever since this song was on the show, I’ve been coming here just about every day to give it a listen.