… Kelp is stoked to share WARNER MUSIC CANADA’s press release…. IN A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS Juno Award-winning Singer’s first holiday album to be released in the Fall Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – form immediate release Warner Music Canada is thrilled to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Juno award winning […]
THE FLAPS are playing their last shows ever this weekend.
The Acorn’s The Pink Ghosts and Blankets! EP are now streaming on Exclaim.ca, along with a great review of the releases. You can listen online here.
We’re jus’plain chuffed to announce that yet another classic Kelp release is coming to vinyl for the very first time! Andy Swan’s Ottawa was his first album made in our fair city, holing up at Little Bullhorn with Jarrett Bartlett, John Higney (The Flaps), Rolf Klausener (The Acorn) and Jon Bartlett. Laid to 2″ tape, the result was a warm, […]
As part of our Kelp 20 reissue series, we’re pleased to announce the first vinyl release of Andrew Vincent’s 2003 summer classic “I Love the Modern Way.” Modern Way was a memorable Ottawa album in the 00′s, and one can’t help but be transported back to the smoky basement of the Hi-Fi on Rideau when […]
It’s hard to believe we now have an intern in our office that is as old as Kelp is. We’ve grown from our meagre beginnings hawking cassettes in Fredericton, NB into a company that handles management, label, and other services for artists.
New Country Rehab are in the air flying ready to begin the prairie leg of their North American tour in Winnipeg, Manitoba this evening. To celebrate the tour, we’ve released Lost Highway, a free EP available for download now via Bandcamp.
Measha took to the Glenn Gould Studio stage Saturday night with a cast of Canadian musical luminaries to pay tribute to Lou Reed. Led by Lou’s musical director Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), and backed by several of Lou’s band, the night featured Gord Downie, Ron Sexsmith, Hawksley Workman, Commander Chris Hadfield, Carole Pope, Kevin Drew, […]
This evening, Measha embarks on a 10-date Ontario recital tour with pianist Topher Mokrzewski, performing a varied program including repertoire from the songbooks of Joni Mitchell, Duke Ellington and Brahms. We’re also happy to announce that Measha will also perform alongside Gord Downie, Ron Sexsmith, Carole Pope, Commander Chris Hadfield, Buck 65, Kevin Drew and […]
New Country Rehab are back on the road, recovering from a short rest after their six-week, nine country Fall European tour. This week, they are hosting Boston pals Joy Kills Sorrow for four nights in Ontario/Quebec. Next week they will return to the US East Coast, before hitting Western Canada in March and returning for […]
The following comes to us from Swanny’s main squeeze, Kristy Nease. WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING THIS A SECRET FOR 8 MONTHS I HAVE NO IDEA HOW!!! And now, Miss Nease: ///////// We’re so pleased to finally announce the release of You Got The Diamonds, a celebration of the many musics of Andy Swan. More than fourty Canadian artists & […]
Kelp Records have rolled out toddler t-shirts and baby onesie just in time for the holiday season. Up to Dec 24th, we’ll be donating $3 from every purchase to the Ottawa Food Bank! Keep your eyes peeled at Ottawa craft sales or buy one now here in our store!
-with shows in ONTARIO / QUEBEC / ALBERTA / B.C.- EVENING HYMNS emerge from the studio in Mountain Grove, ON, fresh from tracking the followup to their Polaris Long List-nominated 2012 album Spectral Dusk. Bonnetta has left the painful reflection of Spectral behind for something quite triumphant and upbeat, certainly an Evening Hymns we have […]
NEW COUNTRY REHAB’s “Ghost of Your Charms” is now out through AL!VE AG in Germany. Just in time for their upcoming European tour, NEW COUNTRY REHAB has a whole slew of dates for our friends overseas. Also, if you want to practice your German, check out this great review of the album care of Markus […]
We’re pleased to announce that NEW COUNTRY REHAB’s “Ghost of Your Charms” is now available in the USA through Burnside Distribution (as well as digitally through iTunes). Press is already starting to roll in, including from No Depression, who called Ghost of Your Charms “easily my pick for best Americana album of 2013.” Read the […]
Kelp releases the world’s first original double-sided record for the Fisher Price Music Box this week!
This week, Kelp Records will commemorate the Toronto edition of the International Label Market by releasing the world’s first original double-sided record for the Fisher Price Music Box format! Kp 073 includes versions of “My Number” and “Not There Tonight,” two tracks from HILOTRONS’ recent full-length release At Least There’s Commotion. Handcrafted in Surrey, UK […]
Last night in Paris, COUSINS wrapped up their triumphant month-long European tour. Their first Eurotrip saw them play fourteen shows in seven countries in the span of three and a half weeks, including two jam-packed shows at The Great Escape festival. You’d think it would be time for a break. But true to COUSINS form, […]
Halifax, Canada garage duo COUSINS hit London this week for two shows, followed by a weekend at THE GREAT ESCAPE in Brighton, marking the group’s first-ever trip to the UK. The band will continue on for select shows in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium to round out the month. Last week, Europe got its first […]
Today’s the day! New Country Rehab‘s brand new album Ghost of Your Charms is now in stores across Canada, and available through our site here, as well as on iTunes. Today the band also released the video for the first single from the album, “ Luxury Motel,” directed by Keaton TF Evans, who collaborated with […]
NEW COUNTRY REHAB (NCR) are back with a bang in 2013, and are thrilled to return to Folk Alliance with no less than 10 SHOWS over the course of the weekend. The band’s new record Ghost of Your Charms will see release on Ottawa’s Kelp Records on March 5, 2013. Have a listen to Ghost […]
Check out the brand new interactive HILOTRONS video map atatleasttherescommotion.com! Tour the National Capital region w Mike and friends, and watch them perform songs from the album. Guests include Jim Bryson, Jeremy Fisher, The Flaps, Geoffrey Pye and more! The map was a collaboration between illustrator Colin White, webbed out by Mat Dunlap and music videographers Southern Souls and local photographer Rémi Thériault. Thanks […]
We’re chuffed to bits to welcome New Country Rehab (NCR) to the Kelp fold for their second album Ghost of Your Charms, due out March 5, 2013. The band that was described by UNCUT Magazine as “Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” have been added both to Kelp’s label and management rosters. Ghost Of […]
We are please to present a Christmas project Jim Bryson has been working on, with proceeds going to a great cause! Here’s a note from Jim on the recording of the album; Hello All: Well, we gathered, we hit record, we recorded more, we went home 15 hours later. Excited that the Instant Holiday Record […]
NOVEMBER 7, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) – This morning CBC MUSIC debuted the new video for “Emergency,” a cover of a song from longtime Ottawa musical icon Yellow Jacket Avenger. The bold video is a debut from Ottawa’s Lesley Marshall, who pulled together a remarkable group of actors, sponsors and friends from the film and music […]