Five Minutes With: Vancouver-based Indie Rocker Philip MacQueen

Philip MacQueen, a resurfacing musician in the industry, weaves narratives of life, love, and desire into his captivating melodies. Relocating to Vancouver in 2016 to pursue his musical ambitions, his network and creative prowess have experienced a remarkable surge in recent years. This period has witnessed his songwriting contributions to other artists, electrifying performances on international stages, and unforgettable collaborations alongside Grammy award-winning musicians. Alongside these achievements, he has also introduced several of his own compositions to the world. His musical style primarily resonates within the realms of Indie and Alternative Rock, reflecting the influences of renowned artists like City & Color, Mumford and Sons, Kings of Leon, Hozier, Half Moon Run, and Zach Bryan.

Philip MacQueen


Philip MacQueen


Indie rock alternative



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Distant Memories (releasing 2024)

Latest Single:

Know By Now & Should’ve Known

Latest Video:

Should’ve Known

Favourite musician growing up:

Jimi Hendrix

Favourite musician now:

Dave Grohl

Guilty Pleasure song:

If We Were Vampires – Jason Isbell

Live show ritual:

Cheeseburgers and push-ups

Favourite local musician:

Bob Moses & Half Moon Run

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up? 

Distant Memories album out in spring 2024. First 3 singles are out now on Spotify/Apple Music

Where can we follow you?



Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?


What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Main St. for its little hole-in-the-wall food spots

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Wreck Beach (not a park, but the best beach)

What is your favourite music venue in your city?


What is your favourite music store in your city?

Long and Mcquade.


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