Montreal’s experimental-pop quartet, Look Vibrant, are a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss.
After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms) their debut album, The Up Here Place, perfectly combines these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever-growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake. Recently Look Vibrant has performed alongside notable acts, including Anderson. Paak, Wild Nothing, Micachu and the Shapes, Alvvays, and Will Butler (Arcade Fire)