The Montreal-based band stepped it up with this sexy revival of 80s FM pop.
Just a few months after the release of the much-awaited Skiptracing by Mild High Club and a few weeks before the official release of Soft Hair, the Connan Mockasin and L.A. Priest joint venture, it’s now time for Vesuvio Solo’s sweet and sour melodies to arouse our eardrums.
Former bass player for TOPS, Thom Gillies joined forces with his friend Cameron Maclean and formed Vesuvio Solo. In 2014, the band released Favors, a full-length debut album: A first release with dynamic synth lines and rich vocal harmonies, which clearly set the tone of their project. Newest member Zac Macarthur on keyboards joined the duo and, according to Thom and Cameron, was a priceless contribution to this new release. Strongly influenced by the 80s and more specifically Sade, Patty McAloon or Phil Lynott, this new release shows a great technical maturity and a much more sophisticated approach than the previous release. The 80s fans among you will appreciate the sensual sax solos on some of the tracks or that sick, mysterious bass-line on “Interlude”. You can stream the full album on the band’s soundcloud.