Heat's Overnight out Now Via Topshelf Records


22 January 2017

HEAT'S OVERNIGHT OUT NOW

DEBUT ALBUM OUT VIA TOPSHELF RECORDS (US) / THE HAND RECORDINGS (CAN) / RALLYE RECORDS (JP)


TOUR WITH NAVY GANGS, MERCURY GIRLS, SXSW

"Made with producer Alex Newport, the LP finds them expanding their atmospheric VU/JAMC-influenced post-punk sound into poppier territory." - BrooklynVegan

"Listening to Heat’s inspired, ultra-addictive debut album Overnight, anyone with a knowledge of British rock will have a hard time not noticing the influence of ’80s bands like Echo and the Bunnymen, the Chameleons and especially the Psychedelic Furs — bands known for atmospheric, droning guitar-driven songs." - Montreal Gazette

"Lush is moody and seductive...a song that sounds as though it draws from The Psychedelic Furs – but with a slick, modern, dance-floor friendly feel." - The Joy of Violent Movement

 

WATCH THE "LUSH" VIDEO

Today marks the release of Overnight, the debut album from Montreal post-punk trioHeat. The album is available via Topshelf Records (US) / The Hand Recordings(CAN) / Rallye Records (JP).

Heat's dark bruising swagger has been praised by BrooklynVegan for its "equal parts hooks, melody and attitude," NME calling them "one of the most exciting bands we’ve heard all year," and CLRVYNT saying "you're bound to get lost in the music." Watch the "Lush" video HERE, listen to "Sometimes" HERE and buy the album HERE.

Heat have announced a handful of US dates with Mercury Girls and Navy Gangs as well at SXSW in March. All confirmed dates below.

TOUR DATES:
02.02.17 - Montreal, QC @ Ritz PDB
02.04.17 - Quebec, QC @ L’Anti
02.08.17 - Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
02.09.17 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
02.10.17 - London, ON @ Foam Dome
02.11.17 - Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside Festival
02.12.17 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
02.24.17 - Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
03.04.17 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Zaricot
03.08.17 - New Haven, CT @ BAR (w/ Navy Gangs)
03.09.17 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Mercury Girls + Navy Gangs)
03.10.17 - Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space (w/ Mercury Girls + Navy Gangs)
03.11.17 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (w/ Navy Gangs)
03.14.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.15.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.16.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.17.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.18.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.19.17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
04.18.17 - St John, NB @ Callahans Pub
04.19.17 - Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
04.20.17 - Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
04.21.17 - Fredericton, NB @ Flourish Festival
04.22.17 - Moncton, NB @ Claude’s House

ABOUT HEAT:
One only needs to take a quick glance at the bands that Montreal quintet Heat have been compared with to get a firm grasp on the visceral, wholesome noise they produce. From the brash pop of Echo and the Bunnymen to the post-punk leanings ofPsychedelic Furs, this is a band that proudly take their place in the great alt-rock lineage, delivering rousing, thrilling anthems for the disenfranchised. Initially starting as “as an excuse to get together and drink”, Heat has grown into something far more significant - and new record Overnight offers their most notable work to date.

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 bands 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.

Co-produced by Grammy Award winner Alex Newport, who has worked with the likes ofDeath 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.



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