Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nunavut's Regional Finalists in CBC Music's Searchlight

Christine says thanks!

Earlier this year, we entered our song Fault Lines in CBC Music's Searchlight contest for Canada's Best New Artist. We've been enjoying discovering new music and making musician friends, but we've also been honoured to have been voted as the regional finalist for Nunavut! Today, we also found out that we made it to the next round, the top ten acts across Canada. We feel so lucky!

Our song Fault Lines is about violence against women, and supporting survivors of sexual violence.  It's a huge problem everywhere, but especially in Nunavut which sees extraordinarily high violent crime rates compared to the rest of the country.

I made a series of Arctic postcards explaining the lyrics to the song, which you can check out here.

We're also working on a music video for our single Fault Lines, and as part of it, we're asking people to send in photos of themselves with their eyes covered, holding signs that say "End violence against women". You can check out some of the photos here at the Fault Lines Project, and don't forget to send your own photos in!

Fault Lines will be on our upcoming album "Ovayok Road", recorded entirely in Cambridge Bay, which we'll be releasing later this summer - for now, you can preview some of the songs from the album here.

Also, don't forget to vote for our song Fault Lines here!

Performing Fault Lines in our tiny little Cambridge Bay jam space

Also, a huge thanks to the ladies at Finding True North for recommending this blog in their list of favourite Nunavut blogs!