Artist of the Week: Winter Gloves
Few band names could be more fitting for this week’s temperatures than Winter Gloves. The indie rock quartet from Montreal has been gaining attention both in Canada and beyond since the release of their debut, About A Girl, in 2008 (the band was even named Best New Artist that year by iTunes Canada). Last fall, the band released their sophomore full-length album, All Red, to critical acclaim, and toured both the United States and Canada, securing their spot as one of the country’s most talked about groups.
As temperatures plummet and the snowbanks rise, there’s no better time to crank the tunes and have yourself a little dance party to the music of Winter Gloves – they’re the perfect cold-weather accessory for the season!
“An infectious soundtrack to help dance your way through…the stumbling process of growing up.”
— Pink Mafia
“While it may come off as fun, poppy and the perfect counterpart to an evening of dance and drink, a depth is present in each song that reflects the band’s personal and musical evolutions — whether through their seemingly simple lyrics or throughout the album’s varying melodies.
Winter Gloves’ ability as a live act has already been cemented, having developed some of the record’s tracks during previous shows. But what will be interesting is the way the group plans to bring All Red to the stage: with songs this energetic, the typical “stand, nod and judge” audience will end up both out of place and out of touch.”
— Chart Attack
“Montreal outfit Winter Gloves have a knack for creating incessant pop music that gets heads shaking and toes tapping. The foursome are following up their 2008 debut album About a Girl with their sophomore full-length All Red, which is loaded with catchy hooks and choruses to get stuck in your head all day long.”