Electric Brick Wall | Black Bananas

By Wright Franklin KRUA Music Manager The title “Electric Brick Wall” nicely sums up the sound of the new album from former Royal Trux front woman Jennifer Herrema and her band, Black Bananas. The album at first comes across like an early 90’s rock/hip hop collaboration on a runaway train into the 2010’s. Not unlike Read more about Electric Brick Wall | Black Bananas[…]

In The Lonely Hour | Sam Smith

By Wright Franklin KRUA Music Manager There are certain voices in music that are immediately recognizable. These voices are unique, without being annoying or laughable. You can hear them playing on a stereo across the street or in the aisle at a grocery store and simply say, “Hey, that’s (insert singer here)”. Sam Smith is Read more about In The Lonely Hour | Sam Smith[…]

Alvvays | Alvvays

By Wright Franklin KRUA Music Manager From the very first guitar strum and drumbeat of the opening track “Adult Diversion”, Toronto’s Alvvays (pronounced “always”) sets the tone for their 9-track long debut LP. Produced by well-versed indie musician Chad Vangaalen, each song on the record is an indie-pop anthem in its own right, drenched in Read more about Alvvays | Alvvays[…]