“When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire…” Thus began the third album and career highpoint of Canadian indie pop outfit Stars. The scene there then was truly on fire bringing Arcade Fire, The Dears, Feist and Broke Social Scene to global attention in a short space of time. Is it fair to say the strength of that scene has dimmed or do you know any of the 2019 Polaris Prize nominees? Marie Davidson, Elisapie, FET.NAT, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Haviah Mighty, Les Louanges, PUP, Jessie Reyez, Shad or Snotty Nose Rez Kids? Anyways, we digress… It’s 15 years since the release of Set Yourself on Fire. It comes from a time and place well-cherished by music heads. Dominated by the tug and hug of two lead singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, the album stands the test of time. Maybe a chance to re-unite with your ex-lover, unless they’re dead!
Late show at 11pm