“Five Minutes With” Montréal Indie Pop band Ivytide

Ivytide is an Indie band from Montreal, Canada. Founding members, Nathan Gagné (vocals/guitar), Kyle Ruggiero (bass) and Jamie Snytte (guitar) met at a recording studio, where they started to develop chemistry in their songwriting. A mutual love for lo-fi indie music led to the production of bedroom pop songs with intricate, but catchy melodies, which float on top of well-thought-out instrumentation. Ivytide released their third EP “softy” on September 1st, 2021.


Name: Ivytide

Genre: Indie pop

Founded: March 2018

# of Albums: 3 EPs

Latest Release: softy EP (September 2021)

Latest Single: “call it what u want”

Latest Video: “call it what u want”

Favourite musician as a teenager:

Jamie: Jack Johnson,

Nathan: Kendrick Lamar,

Kyle: Tyler, The Creator

Favourite musician now:

Jamie: Saba/Miles Davis,

Nathan: Dominic Fike/ Remi Wolf/ Clairo,

Kyle: Playboi Carti, Turnover, Cigarettes After Sex

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Jamie: Complicated by Avril Lavigne,

Nathan: good 4 u by Olivia Rodrigo,

Kyle: Boom Boom Boom Boom by Venga Boys

Live Show Ritual:

Jamie: Get grease and sweat from banmates hair to slick my hands before playing guitar.

Nathan: take some deep breaths and do some big stretches backstage,

Kyle: Drink water and smile/laugh nerves out

Favourite local artist:

Our favourite local homies are Edwin Raphael, Fleece, Zach Zoya, wordsbyjuni and Miko

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Both please!

Road or studio?

Studio on the road? We were just at a cabin in the woods recording some music so gotta go with that.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Listen to our “softy” EP released on September 1st.


Rapid Fire Qs from Montréal

Favourite local Restaurant:

Satay brothers

Favourite Street?

Wellington in Verdun

Favourite Park?

Gotta be basic and go with the mountain.

Favourite Music Venue?

Casa del Popolo

Favourite Montréal Staple?

St-Viateur bagel is where it’s at (or midnight noodles)

Where can we follow you?

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Spotify | Apple Music