iskwē

Story

Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwē’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated self-titled debut album in late 2013. Her lead single “Nobody Knows,” produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series Between, captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

Unafraid to challenge the convictions of her detractors by honouring her heritage, standing steadfast in her viewpoints, iskwē’s artistry knows no bounds. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, iskwē’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry.

iskwē garnered a win at the 2017 West Coast Music Awards (WCMA) for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and her 2017 album The Fight Within recently received a JUNO nomination for Indigenous Music Album Of The Year.

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Media

Press

03-19-2018

Kristin Archer talks with Iskwé on episode 214 of I Heart Hamilton Tour – listen now via 93.3 CFMU!

03-18-2018

OurBasement.ca’s #IWD2018 Spotify playlist is stacked! Hear some amazing tracks from Nuela Charles, Iskwé, Ellevator, Terra Lightfoot, Miesha & the Spanks, and For Esmé.

03-18-2018

Thanks to the wonderful Kristin Archer of I Heart Hamilton Tour for including tracks from Ellevator, Iskwé, and Sinister Bodies Of Water in the March 2018 playlist!

03-16-2018

Hear Iskwé’s new single “The Unforgotten,” featuring Tanya Tagaq, over at The GATE!

03-15-2018

Halifax Bloggers’ Midweek Mixdown (Side B) is stacked with the latest from Ellevator, Iskwé, danielle duval, The Elwins, and Kasador!

03-14-2018

Iskwé’s powerful new single “The Unforgotten” feat. Tanya Tagaq is among CBC Music’s songs you need to hear this week!

03-14-2018

ICYMI – The Revue had Iskwé’s “The Forgotten” on Saturday Sampler!

03-14-2018

Iskwé and her new song “The Unforgotten” makes it on ‘Best New Indie’ this week via Indie88Toronto!

03-14-2018

CBC Hamilton/In The Key Of C share amazing tracks from Iskwé, Anjulie & Falcon Jane!

03-14-2018

New Music Friday on Spotify featuring music from Born Ruffians, Iskwé, Mathew V, and hill!

03-14-2018

Indie88Toronto premieres ‘The Unforgotten’ by Iskwé today and it’s featuring Tanya Tagaq!

02-07-2018

Congratulations to Arkells, Terra Lightfoot, Iskwé, Steve Strongman Music, and Nuela Charles on their nominations for The JUNO Awards 2018!

01-02-2018

CBC Music’s Top 103 Canadian indie songs includes tracks by Young Galaxy, Born Ruffians, The Elwins, Said The Whale, Scenic Route to Alaska and Iskwé!

01-02-2018

Watch Iskwé open her First Play Live session with “Ice Walker” and then ramp up into a fiery performance of her song “Disturbed.”

01-02-2018

Iskwé has one of the best protest songs of the year according to CBC Music!

12-15-2017

I Heart Hamilton Tour has an epic Best of 2017 playlist out now and it includes The Crowleys, Iskwé, Calcedon, Timid, the Brave, Billy Moon, MUNROE, Terra Lightfoot, Emay & Basement Revolver!

12-08-2017

DOMINIONATED has a review of ‘The Fight Within’ by Iskwé!

12-01-2017

Iskwé is one of 5+ Contemporary Indigenous Artists You Should Know according to AudioFemme!

11-19-2017

Great piece over at Bandcamp today with Iskwé! A must read.

11-19-2017

Brand new I Heart Hamilton Tour playlist is up and it includes songs from Iskwé, Jaunt, TEEN RAVINE, The Elwins!

11-19-2017

Scenic Route to Alaska makes their debut on CBC Music’s R3-30 this week and joins Iskwé, Nick Ferrio, Ben Stevenson!

10-27-2017

Ladies Only version of the new HAFILAX.com Midweek Mixdown! Includes great things from Terra Lightfoot, Iskwé & Skye Wallace.

10-21-2017

Iskwé new single ‘Healers’ premiered over on Noisey!

09-08-2017

Iskwé talks Culture + Community in an interview with Golden Mixtape.

09-01-2017

Check out Ride the Tempo’s feature on Iskwé’s track ‘Soldier.

08-25-2017

Iskwé’s latest single, “Soldier”, is dedicated to all present and future protectors of the land and water

08-25-2017

New tracks from Andi, Freedom Baby, Iskwé + a ton of other great songs are up on SheWolf Radio.

08-18-2017

Excited to share the latest single ‘Soldier’ from Iskwé. Premiered today at Exclaim!