Jon Ireson

I am a freelance music journalist from Vancouver BC, Canada. After writing concert reviews for 3 years for Scene in the Dark, I shifted my focus to album reviews. I love discovering new music, especially bands that bend genres and take music in to new territory. In addition to writing about it, I mix and produce music for various projects.

Music Reviews

EP Review: Falling by Totemic

With the summer heat finally showing up and the festival season officially underway, it's time to shed the layers and shelf the mopey tunes (sorry Radiohead) and get in to something with some groove. For those of us can't stomach anything remotely EDM, the musical equivalent of hitting yourself over the head with a mallet, there's Totemic.
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Live Review: Savages at The Imperial, Vancouver

There's something about catching a band at that quintessential moment in their rise where the band is firing on all cylinders and touring what years down the road, will be looked at as a benchmark album in the genre. London-based post-punk outfit, Savages are having a red-letter year. Their second album Adore Life is a brilliant noire-noise record that demands attention. The four piece has tapped in to the secret of stirring up a bombastic hurricane of sound greater than the sum of its parts. Soaring over the frenzy like a hawk is their enigmatic figurehead, Jehnny Beth. The French singer is as natural a front-person as any with a demeanour that doesn't plead for attention, it captivates out of the virtue of her shear vocal power.