Aidan Knight Signs To Outside Music, Announces October 23rd Release Of New Album “Small Reveal”
Victoria, BC songwriter to support upcoming sophomore release with Canadian tour dates in October, offers up the song “A Mirror” for download today. Full tour dates listed below.
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Two years can go by in the blink of an eye, or can stretch into a prolonged series of cross-country tours, weddings, funerals, rehearsals, odd jobs and getting your drivers license. Just ask Aidan Knight, the 25 year old songwriter and namesake of the Victoria-based band who unveil their second album “Small Reveal” on October 23rd

The roots of “Small Reveal” began in early 2012, in a similar rustic surrounding to that of their critically acclaimed debut album “Versicolour”: A cabin without running water on in rural British Columbia. Armed with hundreds of pounds of recording equipment; Olivier Clements, Julia Wakal, David Barry, Colin Nealis and Knight (via many wheelbarrows) set up in a gorgeous forest location with a cast iron stove and nearby swimming hole. After a week tucked away from society, armed with 15 brand new song ideas, they loaded the mountain of preamps and compressors back onto the ferry, returned home to Victoria, and spent the next 5 months quietly reworking the music.

Finally, in May of 2012, the band, joined up with producer and engineer Jonathan Anderson who was at the helm of “Versicolour”. Using the natural reverberant sounds of hanging guitars in an empty music store and the echoing distance of hallways in family homes, Knight and his collaborators created the swirling cinematics of “Small Reveal “ in a whirlwind 10 days in 10 different recording spaces. The camaraderie and the contributions of the band were integral to the process, Aidan explains; “Everything from horn arrangements to drum fills, they’re things that I could never make up on my own. They’re impossible; Only happening because of those 5 people in that certain space. I think the most powerful ideas are the ones that we never could have expected. As someone who’s worked primarily on his own up until this point, I’m so glad that my best friends are the ones I can share and learn from now”.

“Small Reveal” presents the themes of inward thought and creativity, escapism, longing for success, and belonging. The result is an exciting yet dreamy, lushly-arranged record that swells and ebbs around the captivating focal point of Aidan’s voice. “The first time I was able to listen to the songs roughly put together…discovering what we had all made together. We had created something personal but omniscient, something ragged but polished, something that was reflective of what it means to spend a year crafting something that isn’t revealed until the weeks. Unhurried. This is an album of music about creating music, the escapism in it and the uncomfortably honesty that hopefully shows itself.”

“Small Reveal” Track List:

1.Dream Team

2.A Mirror

3.Singer Songwriter

4.Figure l (Emersion)

5.You Will See The Good In Everyone


7.Figure ll (Library Card)

8.Creatures Great & Small

9.Figure lll (Protection)

10.Margaret Downe

Aidan Knight “Small Reveal” Tour Dates

Oct 18 Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat

Oct 19 Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre

Oct 20 Calgary, AB @ National Music Centre

Oct 21 Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice

Oct 23 Regina, SK @ Artful Dodger

Oct 24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre

Oct 25 Saskatoon, SK @ Christ Church Anglican

Oct 26 Canmore, AB @ Communitea Café

Oct-27 Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre

Nov 01 Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall

The Outside Music Label was founded in 2001 with the release of The Sadies album Tremedous Efforts. The label’s current roster consist of Aidan Knight, The Besnard Lakes, Black Mountain, Jill Barber, Justin Rutledge, Little Scream, Matthew Barber, One Hundred Dollars, Rose Cousins, The Sadies, Sloan, and Sunparlour

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The Sadies to Support Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The Sadies set to tour Canada in support of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.


Toronto — Juno Award Winners, The Sadies are pleased to announce that they will be touring Canada in November as support to Neil Young & Crazy Horse (full list of dates below).  The Sadies will be returning to the studio with producer Gary Louris in the fall to begin recording the follow-up to the Polaris Music Prize short-listed Darker Circles

In 2010, the band saw their collaboration with Neil Young on a cover of “This Wheel’s On Fire” released on the A Canadian Celebration of the Band album.  The Sadies recently received rave reviews for their collaboration with Andre Williams, Night & Day.

Consisting of brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and upright bassist Sean Dean, The Sadies’ reputation as “musician’s musicians” and “a real working band” has been earned in roadhouses and bucket-of-blood bars as well as theaters and festivals all over the world where, for the last 14 years, they have astonished audiences with their earthy arsenal of traditional roots music, country, spaghetti western excursions, surf, garage rock, psychedelia, and the slippery beast known as alt rock, all with uncanny precision and passion.




 Neil Young & Crazy Horse November Tour Dates

November 11thVancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 13thCalgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome with Los Lobos & The Sadies

November 14thSaskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 16thWinnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 19thToronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre with Los Lobos & The Sadies
November 23rdMontreal, QC @ Bell Centre with Patti Smith and Her Band & The Sadies
November 24thOttawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place with Patti Smith and Her Band & The Sadies


If you click over to the TOURS section, you will see a whole slew of new tour dates posted. Our lovely Rose Cousins (Polaris Prize Long Listed!) is in Ireland and England this month.

Jill Barber is playing all over the country this summer and is kicking off the tour with a free show in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square on June 28th.

Little Scream is playing several dates with Beirut, as well as playing Wolfe Island Music Festival and Calgary Folk Festival.

The Sadies are in the US this month. Did you catch their set with Andre Williams during NxNE? This doesn’t quite capture the shininess of the purple satin, the sweaty anticipation of the crowd, and feeling that the Horseshoe might actually burst at the seams – but you get the general idea.


June 15 Shows Galore!

Dust of your DeLorean, or figure out how to clone yourself because you won’t want to miss any of these shows.

First up, we have Jill Barber at IlluminAqua in Welland, ON. You could win a special prize package when you buy your tickets now! The package includes a meet and greet with Jill before the show, special reserved seating for you and three friends, and dinner out for you and your friends. Go to Jill’s Official Website for instructions on how to enter.

At 10pm Justin Rutledge is playing at The Drake Hotel Underground. This is a NXNE show so get your wristbands here.

After Justin’s set, hop on your bike (you know you’re not getting a cab) at head over to The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to catch Andre Williams and The Sadies at midnight. If you haven’t seen The Sadies live, well, just go and thank me later. This is also a NXNE show. While you’re at The Shoe, get a copy of Night & Day, their latest release with the incomparable Andre Williams.