Dreams came true this year at Rifflandia! I finally got to play the first festival I ever attended, and quite likely the festival that started this whole musical obsession of mine. See in 2010 my best bud Morgan insisted a few friends and myself venture with him from Nanaimo to his hometown of Victoria for a weekend of live music, and beer...my intro also to Phillips Brewery's amazing beer. As jazz majors it clearly didn't take much to convince us and it's all history from there. I was hooked, the crowds, the performances, the energy! A festival like no other I'd later find out (let's just say I've been to my fair share of fests since 2010...). 

So this performance was something special, a reassurance of sorts that even though we are just a little old indie band, we're doing something right. So thank you to Atomique Productions, Do250, Anian, The Zone 91.3, Victoria Music Scene, Darren Ho Video, Rocktographers and everyone else who makes the Victoria music community what it is. You're all fucking rockstars. 

xo Danielle

All photos by Webmeister Bud of The Zone 91.3, Adam Lee of Victoria Music Scene and Darren Ho Media. 

Danielle Sweeney

Since their inception in 2013 Lovecoast has been delivering a new sound that won’t go unnoticed. Their blends of old soul, fresh pop and hard hitting grooves leave you feeling fresh and nostalgic all at once. After a successful 2015 gracing stages like Pemberton Music Festival 2015, Lovecoast hasn’t let 2016 slow them down. Along with their newly released single ‘The Floor’, this 5-piece soul-pop group played JUNOfest 2016 and were named Band of the Month for April 2016 at The Zone 91.3 in Victoria.

ust like their 2014 debut EP “Chasing Tides”, Lovecoast’s newest single ‘The Floor’ was produced and engineered by JUNO nominated producer/engineer Tom Dobrzanski (Hey Ocean, Said the Whale, We Are The City). Once again, Dobrzanski brought out the best in the band as ‘The Floor’ glimmers with mature pop stylings and 80-synth inspiration, truly speaking to Lovecoast's dance driven nature and tight musicality. Now a strong five-piece with their eyes set firmly on the horizon, Lovecoast is an up-and-coming band to watch.