From Toronto, comes Closely and their alt-electronic sounds. Closely was formed accidentally when Michael Cranston posted on Kijiji looking for a female singer for a project he was working on & the only response he got was a male guitarist (Joel). Michael was writing slow, dreamy pop and Joel was writing electro jams. After a few practices and a lot of experimenting, they had a mix of our styles in their first song, “Empty”.

“Empty” is written from the perspective of a female friend who has gone in and out of the same relationship with this shitty dude for the past five years. She’s also a dancer; we wanted her for our promo video but she just moved to LA. Instead, we got an amazing dancer from Toronto (Allie Laliberte) to interpret the song (Allie is pictured in the Soundcloud video player below (watch a teaser video of Allie dancing).

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.