Where: Thunder Bay, ON
From the wilderness of Northwestern Ontario comes the sounds of The Honest Heart Collective. Boasting a sound inspired by some of rock’s greats – think The Gaslight Anthem and Foo Fighters mixed with some Bruce Springsteen for good measure – the Collective saw a flurry of activity in 2018 that included the release of a searing take on The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” as well as the release of their full-length album, Grief Rights.
An undeniable emo element runs through infectious, radio-ready tracks like “I’ve Got You” and “North American Dream” while the group’s melodic sensibilities – which shine throughout Grief Rights – are particularly bright on tracks like “Strike Sound” and “Lonely Bones.”
[Band photo by Morgan Harris]