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Heat prep debut LP (listen to “Lush”), playing M for Montreal, SXSW, & more

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photo: Michael Bardier

Montreal band Heat will release their debut album, Overnight, on January 20 via Topshelf Records (US)/The Hand Recordings (CAN)/Rallye Records (JP). Made with producer Alex Newport (Death Cab, ATDI), the LP finds them expanding their atmospheric VU/JAMC-influenced postpunk sound into poppier territory. (Frontman Susil Sharma’s breathy baritone sounds a little more at home with the music this time around, too, than on their Rooms EP.) Get an early taste via catchy first single “Lush,” which premieres in this post. Listen here:

Heat will be on tour in 2017 and, currently, the only U.S. shows are for SXSW. The band will play their hometown this month as part of the 2016 M for Montreal Festival. All dates are listed, along with LP art/tracklist, below.


Heat – Overnight Tracklist
1. City Limits
2. Sometimes
3. Lush
4. The Unknown
5. Rose De Lima
6. Cold Hard Morning Light
7. Still, Soft
8. Long Time Coming
9. Chains

11.19.16 – Montreal, QC @ Matahari (M for Montreal)
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
03.14.17 – 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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