Wednesday, May 10th 2017
Vikings with Nōva
Quai des Brumes | 4481 rue Saint-Denis , Montreal
Doors 9:00 pm | Show 9:45 pm
Presented by Indie Montreal
Holed up in the pop culture hinterland of Winnipeg, VIKINGS has been crafting big melodies and headlining festivals without leaving the walls of their prairie ice palace. It's not often anyone breaks out of here – but VIKINGS has places to be.
It's a sound you'd expect in London, Los Angeles, or Atlanta; but Winnipeg? Maybe its true, and there's something in that frozen water that's growing big sounds in a quiet little town.
Focusing on those big sounds and the spaces in between, VIKINGS' music is equal parts dance-worthy and expansive synth trip; featuring the earworm vocals of Josh Youngson – long ago punk-singer now falsetto-wielding crowd-mover. Flanked by two brothers, Dave and James McNabb – each manning a bastion of synths – and with Luke Janzen on drums – adding the foundation – VIKINGS step out of the box and onto the dance floor.
Animal Kingdom EP, VIKINGS’ follow-up debut full length, is being released by Head In The Sand (Apparat Organ Quartet, Les Jupes, Rococode) on March 10th. Lead single Burning Man, and a bunch more you haven’t heard yet, are being mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Snow Patrol, Garbage).