Topshelf’s Montreal Quintet ‘Heat’ Share Single ‘Lush’ From Upcoming Album
‘Overnight’ Out January 20
“With a sound somewhere between the Jesus & Mary Chain and The Strokes, the record is equal parts hooks, melody and attitude.” – BrooklynVegan
Recorded at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio, the recording process was something of a rocky road for the band but the resulting record is a vehement leap forward, and one that looks set to cement Heat’s status as one of Canada’s most formidable exports. Led by the band’s three founding members, Susil Sharma (Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Matthew Fiorentino (Guitar, Synth), and Raphael Bussieres (Bass), Overnight feels resolutely solid; old-school aesthetics delivered with a defiantly fresh-faced outlook.
Showcasing the band’s shadowy undertones, lead single “Lush” is a heavy-hearted meeting of dark sentiments and inventive instrumentals, while closing track “Chains” offers something altogether more sparkling; a wildly ambitious seven-minute trip that matches Sharma’s slurring, hangover-ridden vocal with colorful washes of spaced-out, guitar-led soundscapes that sits alongside the likes of Preoccupations and DIIV at the forefront of the current alternative scene.
Watch The ‘Charles-André Coderre’ Directed Video For ‘Lush’:
Co-produced by Grammy Award winner Alex Newport, who has worked with the likes of Death Cab and At The Drive In, Overnight is another significant milestone in Heat’s turbulent, tempestuous journey, but it’s a record that sees the band thriving in their current predicament. Ragged, raging, and unrestrained – they’ve simply never sounded better.
Overnight will be released on January 20th, 2017, via Topshelf Records (US)/The Hand Recordings (CAN)/Rallye Records (JP).