POP Montreal Festival announced its annual POP Off Tour today, which will run through Europe next month. This year they're presenting Arbutus-signed Mozart’s Sister and Montreal via Congo singer Pierre Kwenders for our listening and viewing pleasure.
Mozart’s Sister, aka Calia Thompson-Hannant, makes honest, but glittery tracks that act at first appear small, but then explode in pop celebrations. Her recent video for 'Moment To Moment' is a perfect example of her deep-rooted love for pop, from an outsider perspective. Her recent album Field of Love came out 17/02/17 via Arbutus Records.
Pierre Kwenders' music ranges from slow, wandering R&B to next week's hip-hop. And throughout his music you can hear his DNA is threaded with Congolese rumba. He'll release his follow up to 2014’s Le Dernier Empereur Bantou later this year.
Jump on board the POP Off Tour at the below dates:
13/05/17 - Wrexham, Focus Wales Festival @ Rewind Wrexham
18/05/17 - Brighton, The Great Escape @Canada House (Green Door Store)
23/05/17 - London @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
25/05/17 - Glasgow @ The Glad Café
26/05/17 - Liverpool Sound City @ Constellation
27/05/17 - Liverpool Sound City @ Pirate Stage on Clarence Dock
29/05/17 - Paris @ Le Pop-Up du Label
01/06/17 - Berlin, Torstraßen Festival warm up show @ Acud
03/06/17 - Krakow, GreenZOO Festival @TBD
POP Montreal Festival runs 13-17/09 and will announce the first wave of festival artists 03/05/17.