JESSE STEWART (jazz/improvisation)
DJ Adam Saikaley
Post-punk/Art-pop (Montreal QC)
Moss Lime is a furtive tidal wave of immediacy and joy. Singer/Bassist Hélène Barbier offers dry and dadaist storytelling, floating over a minimalist backdrop provided by guitarist Charlotte Bonamour (both hailing from Northern France), along with drummer Caitlin Pinder-Doede and guitar shredder Jane L. Kasowicz. Crisscrossing vocal harmonies, playful instrumental volleys, and snack-obsessed lyrics have made them an underground favourite, and a staple of the emerging music festival circuit.
We’ll go ahead and say that this might be the most captivating band writing/performing in Ottawa/Gatineau right now. Musically, almost peerless, featuring screeching sax and razor-sharp drumming. On top of it all, a barreling voice exploding Dadaist poetry through delays and distortions. Our pick for your most memorable show of ARB2016.
Kindred spirits: Jesus Lizard, Ornette Coleman, Tortoise, like a Robert Charlebois played backwards, sped-up, at deafening volume through a melting speaker cone.