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Artist: Heat
Label: Topshelf Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 20 January 2017

Montreal quintet Heat have been compared to the brash pop of Echo and the Bunnymen as well as the post-punk leanings of Psychedelic Furs, this is a band that proudly take their place in the great alt-rock lineage, delivering rousing, thrilling anthems for the disenfranchised...

There's a beautiful, carefree, '80s throwback to Heat's new album, Overnight. They throw their net wide, musically, to deliver an interesting sound - but there's no mistaking that this a band that should have been around in the '80s - they'd have been huge!

Of this album's 9 tracks (36 min, 30 sec), personal favourites include 'City Limits' and the instantly memorable, and easily this album's high point, 'Cold Hard Morning Light'. 'Sometimes' is also noteworthy as musically (not vocally) it reminded me of a more polished version of the style of music Cutting Crew used to produce.

This is an interesting album that's well worth adding to your collection, especially if you're a fan of the cooler side of '80s rock.


Nick Smithson

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