Fresh out of Montreal, the Canadian band Belgrave continues the track record of luscious, expansive indie pop from north of the border. Lovely Hearts Club first heard about them earlier this year when they dropped their debut self-titled EP and had shows lined up with other Paper Garden bands. Produced by Joseph Donovan of Canadian indie stalwarts The Dears, Belgrave is a quintet featuring the melodic voice of Trevor Boucher and guest French Horn player from Arcade Fire, Pietro Amato. Their LHC debut is “Six Minutes,” a melodic ballad with hints of post-punk.
The group has developed a local fan base and is a common name at Montreal-area venues due to their collection of elegant, upbeat songs. Often drawing comparisons to other indie pop acts such as The Smiths or anthemic chamber pop band Arcade Fire, Belgrave is the perfect accompaniment to a mid-afternoon jaunt through the park. With a bright, hopeful tone, Belgrave have caught the attention of Montreal rock station CHOM and aspire to develop their fan base stateside — and their debut EP make them a hard candidate not to breakout.
Belgrave are about to begin a Canadian tour in August. Below are the dates:
August 10 Toronto, ON @ Clinton’s (693 Bloor West)
August 11 Kitchener, ON @ Circus Room (629 King East)
August 13 Rockport, ON @ Boathouse (19 Front Street)
August 23 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange (4234 St. Laurent)
October 22 Montreal, QC @ L’Esco (4467 St. Denis)
March 21-25 Toronto, ON @ CMW
The band recently released a music video for “Six Minutes,” which features an emotion-filled rendition of the song complete with intimate shots and vivid pans. Here’s the video: