Kicking off in 2018 in Kelowna, BC, Indoor Recess has delighted in partnering with BreakOut West and the Western Canadian Music Alliance each year since. A highlight annual event, we have proudly worked to bring national media attention to BreakOut West's music festival, industry conference, and the Western Canadian Music Awards.
Working with Cadence Weapon since 2017, Indoor Recess has delighted in watching him shine, through the release of his 2018 self-titled album and 2021 Polaris Music Prize-winning record, Parallel World; the album’s deluxe re-issue, and the launch of his memoir, Bedroom Rapper. Always a media favourite, he has received critical acclaim for his own work, while also being frequently asked to add his voice to features on various topics, and guest host on programs such as The Social and CBC Q.
Since the beginning of 2015, Indoor Recess has proudly helped develop Concord Music Group's diverse roster of artists in the Canadian media and marketplace; including Common, Denzel Curry, Killer Mike, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sylvan Esso, and Tanya Tucker, as well as numerous artists from their family labels such as Easy Eye Sound, Fantasy, Loma Vista, and Rounder.
Concord Label Group
We have passionately worked alongside Haviah Mighty across the release of her three ground-breaking albums: 13th Floor (2019), Stock Exchange (2021), and Crying Crystals (2023). The records earned Haviah widespread acclaim from the likes of CBC Music, Exclaim!, The Star, and Complex; covers of Canadian Musician and NEXT Magazine; numerous national TV and radio appearances; and history-making wins of the Polaris Music Prize and Rap Album of the Year JUNO Award.
Indoor Recess has had the pleasure of working with multi-award-winning pianist, vocalist and songwriter, Laila Biali, since the 2015 release of her album, House Of Many Rooms. Her self-titled record followed in 2018 with Exclaim! calling it a "presentation of someone accomplished and brave", and earned Laila her first ever JUNO Award win. Critical praise continued to follow for Out Of Dust (2020), and Laila's stunning return to the Great American Songbook, Your Requests (2023).
Teaming up with Mouraine on the release of his sophomore album, In Search Of Gold, as been an absolute joy. Earning enthusiastic support from the likes of CBC, including national programs The Block and Q; Complex Canada, CTV, The Cool Table, and The Innersleeve, Mouraine's project has been a highlight of 2023 for Indoor Recess.
Right from the jump when S.O.B. took the nation by storm, Nathaniel Rateliff has been a beloved act on the Indoor Recess roster. Through releases with The Night Sweats, as well as solo albums, and countless treks across Canada, Rateliff has been welcomed warmly by The Strombo Show, CBC Q, ET Canada, Exclaim!, Global TV, The Sun, SiriusXM, and countless other outlets across the country.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
PR firm of record since the Prize’s inaugural year, Indoor Recess is proud to have worked with the Polaris team since 2006. We are thrilled to have been a part of each exciting year, helping to announce the Long List, Short List and Winner, while also celebrating a number of our own artists who have earned nominations and wins.
Polaris Music Prize
From TRAPLINE (2019) to Life After (2021) to I'M GOOD, HBU? (2022) Snotty Nose Rez Kids have pumped out hit after hit. With each album landing on the Polaris Music Prize's Short Lists and year-end best-of lists; gracing the covers of Exclaim!, RANGE and Canadian Musician; and having conversations with nearly every local outlet as they criss-cross Canada on tour, SNRK are the epitome of showing no signs of slowing down.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
(2001 - 2011)
Ah, where to begin… This is where it all started, with Indoor Recess coming on board with Sum 41 right when they walloped everyone with a Fat Lip. War, awards, general mischief and a whole lot of good music and good memories is how Joanne would ‘sum’ up her decade with Ajax’s finest.
The Beaches' hit single, Blame Brett, might just be our song of the summer for 2023! After teaming up with the band for their three singles that dropped in 2022 - which landed on CBC Music's Top 20 (Grow Up Tomorrow), and saw the band hit the rollercoasters at Wonderland with eTalk - Indoor Recess is thrilled to be back in their corner for the fall release of their new album, Blame My Ex.
Our tenure with The Halluci Nation has spanned three monumental albums – Nation II Nation (2013), We Are The Halluci Nation (2016) and One More Saturday Night (2021) – all of which have earned the group numerous awards and accolades, placements on year-end best-of lists, magazine covers, and countless features across all forms of print, digital and broadcast media.
The Halluci Nation