by Tiana Feng
Yesterday, I interviewed Humans for Exclaim! and checked out their show afterwards. Parts and Labour may be a small venue, but it was the perfect one for this show.
Opening the electronic night (as well as between sets) was DJ Jayce Jayce from Shout Out Out Out Out who was working the turntables with a backpack full of actual vinyl.
Afterwards was duo Beta Frontiers, who are recently signed to DAPS records. The duo played some interesting electro-pop sounds to some very weird, random and a few NSFW projections. It was so infectious, I ended up thinking their set was too short.
Vancouver’s HUMANS headlined the night. I don’t have any photos because I was helping film some Exclaim! TV stuff. Despite their mysterious album artwork and band photos, Peter and Robbie are pretty fun and outgoing guys. I actually didn’t know Robbie played the guitar parts in their songs live, so that was a nice touch. Their set was a blast and everybody in the audience looked like they were having tons of fun.
On a really random note, I love that Parts & Labour has no cell reception. I enjoyed watching the room interacting with the music, musicians and each other.
Here’s a video I took from part of Beta Frontiers set: