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Toronto Open Submission Results for The Deli's Year End Poll 2014 for emerging artists

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of Toronto Year End Poll for Emerging Artists.

After tallying our editors' ratings for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene

Total submissions from Toronto: 15

Jurors: Natan Press (The Deli DC), Jordannah Elizabeth (The Deli SF), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC).

Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:

1. Kira May - 7.33


2. Laura Cole - 7.16


2. The Pick Brothers Band - 7.16


4. Sun K - 7 


4. Jessica Bundy - 7


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5)


Clara EngelThe Gnarly OnesDear BlackwolfTriangle & SeedThe Young Novelists.



WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We have already unveiled full list of nominees that also includes the artists nominated by our local jurors (see left column here). It's now time for our readers to influence this Year End Poll for Emerging Toronto Artists with their vote!

—The Deli Toronto

Brave Shores @ Silver Dollar

Get on board... Brave Shores are coming with wide-eyed colorful electro-pop sounds! This sibling duo took us by  storm in 2013 with their dance hit “Never Come Down”. Picked up by Bell Canada, the track is synthy-pop fun with surf guitar sounds, bubblegum distortion and pretty layered pop vocals. Get to hear their latest self-titled EP Jan 17 @ the Silver Dollar. Dont miss this dance party, it will be a big multi-colored, sparkly time!


This Side Down " Sticks and Stones"

This Side Down, knows how to have a good time! With a modern take on stellar grooves, this psychedelic rock band is “raw and beautiful”. “Sticks and Stones” is a rock anthem jam chant! It carries fun vibes with a creative memorable guitar hook, that bumps and rolls to earthy warm vocals that fill the room. The video to this sing-a-long song takes place in a “rock-star fort ”, inviting you right into their cool times. Just how long did it take to build that? We would love to know! Stay tuned for more stone grooves coming your way with This Side Down.


Lido Pimienta @ the Smiling Buddha

Lido Pimienta is known as “Colombian Darling”, she delivers an exotic, collaborative interpretation of music communicating with versatility through, her latest album Color LP. On top of the “pop satanico” genre she experiments her romantic voice on top of electro-beats, analog-synths, Afro- Colombian rhythms and innovative chants. Mueve, gets you moving! Heavy beaten brass, bouncing bass and hip shaking drum beats with pretty pop vocals, the entire track is bumpin! The album is diverse and sways hot and cold, white and black, sharp and fluffy revealing a range of exceptional style. See Lido Pimienta Jan 23th @ Smiling Buddha, an electric time not to be missed!

January 2015
"What the French Call "Les Incompétents"

Raw & rapid, Waterbodies rip right through us in 2015. They’re a creative arsenal of noise with a tentative roar! Mike, Roxy and Shane wow us with their exploratory loud sounds using a combination of punk-rock dance rhythms, disco beats, funky grooves and metal tones. All joined together by explosive homestead vocals making every second sweaty, dirty and furious! What the French Call "Les Incompétents" saws, awws and scratches to a solid rhythm with a rampant hook and winsome lyrical confidence that rages to the end. Beater, is a sharp pulse rock anthem that swipes up and down with scruff base, heavy guitars and enigmatic spanking drums. Both tracks are high energy and high volume that pushes their listeners to a new comfort zone . Don’t miss them Jan 16 @ This Ain’t Hollywood, we’ll be there getting our dose of Waterbodies.


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