Laurence-Anne creates experimental pop music with a psychedelic edge. With a voice that is equally haunting and sweet, she layers lush and inviting sonic textures over a foundation of lo-fi beats. This creates an inviting style reminiscent of both early 1970’s bossa nova and yé-yé, and contemporary shoegaze and dream pop.
The solo project of singer-songwriter and visual artist Niloo Farahzadeh (formerly of LOOELLE), Niloo is an indie dream-pop project inspired by shoegaze, ‘90s female singer-songwriters and ‘70s Persian pop. Otherworldly but lyrically vivid, she explores themes of hybrid identity, alienation and heartache.
Babe, wake up, Yawn is coming to Sled Island! Composer Julia McDougall crafts dreamy, euphoric electronic compositions with a generous dose of psychedelia. Yawn also rouses listeners through hooky pop vocals on tracks such as “Wasting Time” and “Golden” to create a heavenly experience.
VICTRIX is the brainchild of vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Micky Jane. Combining bedroom folk, chamber pop and dream pop, the band’s sound defies genre conventions. VICTRIX pays meticulous attention to detail, utilizing synths, drum machines and melodic ornamentation to create a unique sonic universe. The music blends classic songwriting with meticulous attention to detail, earning comparisons to idiosyncratic songsmiths like Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey.
About Sled Island
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival taking place June 21 – 25, 2023. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees agree to abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.
Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Please note: This is an 18+ event.