Indigenous Super Stars’ Canada 2022, Best Emerging Artist, Robin Cisek is a Metis artist Edmonton who creates melodic electro-pop with an alternative flair. Cisek’s unique melodies, organic sound and pop lyrics have been compared to BANKS, VÉRITÉ, Ruelle, Ariana Grande and Robyn. Robin Cisek emerged into her music career after years of struggle with health problems.
Her most recent singles have garnered a lot of success on radio. "Hey Disaster" (August 2022) charted on the Mediabase Activator HOT AC at 54 and CHR radio charts at 47. “Hey Disaster” also cemented Cisek’s spot in the CBC Searchlight 2023 top 100, her second time in the top 100 since her release of “Memories” in 2022. Robin Cisek’s, “Zeus” (June 2022) charted at #2 on NCI’s Indigenous Music Countdown making this Cisek's 6th time charting on the IMC including a #1 for “Waiting on You” in 2019. "Zeus" has also been published in 21 different articles with raving positive reviews. This is not the first time Cisek has created a buzz in music blogs and publications. Cisek and her music have been published internationally with articles in Illustrate Magazine (USA), York Calling (UK), Outloud Culture (Canada), a feature in Canadian Musician Magazine and many others.
Since the release of her debut album, Delicate Minds (2021), a concept album intended to speak about mental health, Cisek’s career has been on an upward momentum. “Memories”, a song from the album, garnered 24,000 views on Youtube and received Awards from a number of film festivals including an Award of Merit from the INDIEFest Film Awards (2022), Best Music Video from the Edmonton Short Film Awards (2022) and Best Music Video in Oz Indie Film Festival. In 2022, Cisek and her song “Memories” was chosen as one of CBC and Toyota Searchlight‘s (2022) top 100.
At the start of Cisek’s career, she was mentored by Alex Houton, an artist development specialist based in New York City, and created and released her first two commercial singles. Mentorship is still an important part of Cisek's career, Since her career started, she has participated in the APTN, RBCxMusic Indigenous Music Accelerator 2021, the Indigenous Women in Music residency Manitoba Music and in 2023 SOCAN’s EquityX production program. Cisek is also a very active Artist Mentor in her local music community and across Canada.
"Zeus is a fresh, intriguing, atmospheric, and banging tune that we just can't get enough of!
-Indie Top 38 (2022)
#2 Indigenous Music Countdown
21 published articles internationally
Nominated best vocal category Unsigned Only
HEY DISASTER (SINGLE)
"The summer anthem for all those feeling like they just can’t fit in, or are a black sheep in a white flock, “Hey Disaster” is that reminder to be proud of yourself, not matter where you are in life or seem to be a bit of a disaster!"
#93 Mediabase Activator Radio chart
DELICATE MINDE (EP)
"Memories" Best Music Video Oz Indie Film Fest
Award of Merit INDIEFest Film Awards
Best Music Video Edmonton Short FIlm Fest
CBC Searchlight top 100 2022
24K Views on Music Video
"Lines" #9 on Indigenous Music Countdown
"Speak to Me" #5 on Indigenous Music Countdown
In 2023, Robin Cisek was chosen as one of the first 100 to showcase and participate in Canadian Music Week. Robin’s most notable performances include opening for LA’s Starcrawler twice, Calgary Pride 2022, Canadian Music Week 2023 and Long Day’s Night festival 2023 where she is scheduled to open for Polaris Music Prize nominee Begonia.