Halloween can’t come soon enough to the West End Cultural Centre. The weather may be getting cooler, but we’re keeping it hot inside the WECC by bringing the sweet keyboards sounds of Atlaas and pairing it with the driving electronic grooves of Vikings to bring you the dance party of the season.
ATLAAS is an electro-R&B trio out of Winnipeg spearheaded by singer and songwriter Heather Thomas, and backed by electric guitarist Charlotte Friesen and drummer Luke Janzen. Their self-titled EP is defined by Thomas' expressive voice and emotional storytelling. "Each song is a story of a relationship in my life." Says Thomas. The debut single, Sleep, discusses the tendency to let go of one's own needs and assimilate into a long-term relationship, which can be both beautiful and destructive.
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. Luke Janzen on drums, adds the foundation, taking VIKINGS out of the box and onto the dance floor. Newly joined member JNL (Jon'Nathon Lawrence) a French house mastermind. Animal Kingdom EP was released on March 10th 2017 and will be followed by Electric Life, the band’s debut full length album, September 25th 2018.
Tickets - $15.00 [$20.00 @ the door]