Surfacing: Chances [New Band]

on Monday, February 06, 2017
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Etienne Dufresne

The striking promo photo for new Montreal outfit Chances evokes an otherworldly sense - somewhat reminiscent of Paul Verhoeven's Mars-based, Ahnuld-starring 1990 cult classic 'Total Recall' - that is carried forward in their debut offering. Listen to the mesmerising 'Shine' below.

'Shine' mixes futuristic instrumentals with solemnly traditional vocals, even adopting an indigenous tongue (Ojibwe) along the way. The experimentally-led electronic foundation of the track and its percussive nature feel like continuations of Yeasayer and Warpaint respectively, although the Canadian trio's impressive ability to blend sounds marks them as a particular point of interest.

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