New Video: The Moodily Psychedelic Visuals for Heat’s “Lush”

Comprised of Susil Sharma (vocals, guitar and synths) Matthew Fiorentino (guitar, synth), and Raphael Bussières (bass), the Montreal, QC-based indie rock/post-punk trio Heat have received praise from Brooklyn Vegan and NME for a swaggering and moody material that’s “equal parts hooks, melody and attitude.” The band’s latest single “Lush” off their new album, Overnight is moody and seductive track in which the band pairs shimmering synths, angular guitar chords played though reverb, thumping, four-on-the-floor drumming, and a sinuous bass line with a razor sharp hook to create a sound that nods heavily at The Psychedelic Furs and Echo and the Bunnymen — but with a slick, dance floor-friendly feel.

 

Directed by Charles Andre Coderre, the recently released video feels as though it could have been released sometime in the 80s as it employs the use of split screens — in one half, a man may be sleeping or it may turn into heavily treated footage of daily life somewhere — mainly people walking around a busy Chinatown. It’s a trippy yet fitting accompaniment to a propulsive and wistfully moody song. Additionally, the Montreal-based trio have announced a string of Stateside dates with Mercury Girls and Navy Gangs, along with a stop at SXSW — and it includes a March 9, 2017 stop at the Mercury Lounge. Check out the tour 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 @ NZK Palace
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

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