by Tiana Feng
Last night during New Music Night at the Horseshoe, Ottawa band Fevers held their record release party for No Room For Light.
Opening the night was their current tour-mate Adaline. She performed a solo set, multi-tasking between singing and operating the Korg and electronic pads with programmed samples. “The Noise” opened the set with sultry vocals that were the obvious star of the set. She performed cuts from her latest album Modern Romantics ending with the powerful build-up song “Keep Me High”.
Fevers played a relatively short set of eight songs that had neither the single “Dance Cry Dance” nor the anticipated encore of “Passion Is Dead (Long Live Fashion)”. Maybe their goal of the night was to highlight the other songs off of No Room For Light and showcase the range of their sound beyond electropop and dance music. Oh of course there was some of that in songs like “Pray For Sound” (which also received a video yesterday) and “ENFP”. Other tunes like “Monuments” show the band’s experimentation with more atmospheric music and highlighted Sarah Bradley’s beautiful vocals. Bradley took the vocal reigns for the majority of the set as No Room For Light has more of her vocals this time around. Colin took over in “ENFP” and the set closer “End of Love Song”. I haven’t had the time to sit down and completely listen to No Room For Light but last night’s show definitely has me excited to dig deeper.