SUN MAR 26
Unafraid to play the tease, Calvin Love walks amidst a realm of conﬂicting dualism. His creative demeanor blending gritty exploration and an effortlessly cool croon. He’s hot and cold, twisted and beautiful and reels in your cozying affection through wistful verse, entrancing rhythms and weighty synthesized pleas. He strings you along. A thrust and a swoon, a lover lost, he asks you to come back to him. And you do. And then he leaves, with cigarette smoke marking his trail.
Through such casual ﬂirtation, this Canadian bedroom punk out of Edmonton delivers suave and demented tunes, nostalgic and spun through otherworldly calculations. He’s a stranded space captain locked in his cockpit recording his ﬁnal thoughts, or a madman explorer roaming the bush with mismatched socks, good luck charms in his pocket and a rucksack of illicit ﬁndings.
Since the press widely dubbed him an “artist to watch” in 2012 with his debut New Radar LP, thanks largely to his casual knack for pop hooks and wild child experimentalism, Love returns with the “Cool” single with some new tricks in his bag. Expanding his operation with a full band, there’s a new freedom that’s becoming on him with charismatic certitude to his delivery. Pucker up. He’s a dreary rebel of David Lynch or Jim Jarmusch’s making, wrapping you around his ﬁnger like a space-lounge James Brown. Over Latin bongo beats and a soul breakdown, he hoots, It can get so cold at night. Wonder be what keeps us warm.
The sound of Heat is all at once fresh and familiar. Equally calling to mind the 1970s proto-punk of New York City and the sprawling psychedelia of 90s UK shoegaze, it's a sound that is infused with youthful attitude and is altogether self-assured at it's core. A call to arms to the tune of weaving guitars and baritone crooning, this Montreal 4-piece has been turning heads and catching ears worldwide.
Fresh off the heels off a stellar year; which saw them garner praise from the likes of the Guardian, NME, Q Magazine, and Noisey, Heat prepares for a whirlwind 2015. And the year started well with the reissue of their self-titled EP which has been renamed Rooms out now on Kitsuné. Unpredictable and made to break to charts, Rooms includes two exclusive tracks, the Strokes –esque "All I Wanna Do" and "This Life" which surely describes best the band's sound, along with the catchy "Susisfine" which is also on the label's latest compilation "Kitsuné New Faces II" !