Louise Burns

Louise Burns

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

The ghosts of Buddy Holly and the girl groups of the 60’s hover teasingly over Louise Burns’ Mellow Drama, which is beautifully nostalgic in its sound and utterly modern in its sensibility. – Elle


  • Louise Burns is already a 20-year vet of the music industry and she's barely 30 years old. She witnessed the heady last gasp of the majors in the late-’90s (Burns co-founded pop band Lillix at 11 and signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records at 15), and was front and centre for Canada’s indie renaissance. Now Burns is an in-demand collaborator (Gold & Youth), high-profile hired gun, an acclaimed solo musician (2011’s Mellow Drama, long listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and 2013’s Midnight Mass), and multi-instrumentalist whose celebrated songwriting is equal parts grit and gloss. She's toured extensively, playing throughout Japan, China, Europe, and North America and is an engaged, dynamic artist, whose interests cannot be contained by hours in a day. Burns is also a freelance contributor and host on CBC’s Radio 3, and a journalist whose writing appears on CBC Music, the Talkhouse and Westender. Burns is currently working on her third solo album with co-producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, Braids, Austra) due out in early 2016.

    - Andrea Warner
  • Awards


Pharaoh, 2016 (7" Vinyl, digital)

Midnight Mass, 2013 ( 12" vinyl, digital and CD)

Mellow Drama (12" vinyl, digital and CD) 

Release date: April 5th, 2011

Singles from "Mellow Drama"
- What Do You Wanna Do
- Drop Names Not Bombs

Singles (7" vinyl and digital)
Release date: Feb 1st, 2011

Set List

Dusk Till Dawn
Emeralds Shatter
Strange Weather
Whos The Madman
Drop Names Not Bombs