One of the best new bands in Canada right now
Cai Trefor
11:04 1st March 2019

Winnipeg-based band Warming have shared ‘Dark’, their second ever release, and follow up to the single ‘White Lies’. You can listen to it on Gigwise below.

The synth-led gravelly-voiced indie rock breaks your heart and makes you feel on top of the world at the same time. It could only be the work of true catharsis: “I came out of a ten year relationship and went and lived in a van and wrote music” lead singer Brady Allard tells Gigwise, over coffee in Kelowna, British Columbia, on the eve of his Breakout West showcase. The break up hit him hard. But as with a lot of people, out of adversity comes great art, and ‘Dark’ is one of the best singles we’ve heard this year. The stylish, washed out production suits their take on epic synth-pop. It usurps his debut effort ‘White Lies’ by some measure. Allard claims Talk Talk, Tears For Fears, Kate Bush are big influences but there’s something quite distinct about Warming that eschews temptation to ally them to closely to any of their influences.

‘Dark’ is taken from a debut full-length coming April this year – it’s a long-time coming for his fans on the Winnipeg scene who’ve been bowled over by the strength of Warming’s incendiary live show over recent months. The band are tight, virtuoso talent, with clever vocal harmonies and killer lead guitar live.

Warming play a show The Goodwill in Winnipeg on 18 April (Manitoba, Canada) and at The Great Escape festival in Brighton on 9 May. More European dates are to be announced.

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