1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147



Heat, Dead Soft

Wed, September 30, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Alicia Bognanno has been cutting her teeth on the soundboards of indie clubs and studios in Nashville for the past couple of years. Now, she's putting her technical skills to use in the four-piece rock band Bully, in which she acts as the guitarist, singer, producer, and engineer.

Bully has already opened for the likes of Best Coast, Those Darlins, and Superchunk, and are joining Drowners and Kevin Drew on tour this fall, along with playing CMJ.

Bognanno's technical abilities are apparent in Bully's music, but it's the personal and emotional depth of the songs that make them so magnetic.
The sound of Heat is all at once fresh and familiar. Equally calling to mind the 1970s proto-punk of New York City and the sprawling psychedelia of 90s UK shoegaze, it's a sound that is infused with youthful attitude and is altogether self-assured at it's core. A call to arms to the tune of weaving guitars and baritone crooning, this Montreal 4-piece have been turning heads and catching ears worldwide. The future seems full of limitless potential.

Fresh off the heels off a stellar year; which saw their self-titled EP and captivating live shows garner praise from the likes of the Guardian, NME, Q Magazine, and Noisey, Heat prepare for a whirlwind 2015. On the horizon: the release of a recently recorded 7-inch, tours of North America and Europe and the recording of their first LP. This is a band to watch, music to listen to, and a powerhouse in the making.

« …mesmerising in that way that only great bands can be » – The Guardian

« then pairing it up with some jangling shoegazing pop and a bit of Gallagher-esque brawn, this Montreal band were very impressive. » – Q Magazine

« Heat we're actually really tight, both in the sense that they worked well together as a band and in the sense that they were cool. » – Noisey

« They're also pretty handy when it comes to Lou Reed-style vocal slurs and nagging melodies, marking them out as one of 2014's most promising new bands in my book. » – NME Magazine
Dead Soft
Dead Soft are one of Vancouvers hardest working bands. Their music ranges from head-thrashing punk rock to innately danceable pop music. Formed in Victoria, BC in 2011 by Nathaniel Epp and Keeley Rochon, Dead Soft migrated to the mainland and joined drummer Graeme McDonald to establish themselves in the Vancouver music scene through a seemingly unending string of shows that never degrade in quality.

Dead Soft released their self titled EP in September of 2011 through their Band Camp page and a small run of tapes via No One's Ark Records. The tight, six track package set out to establish their artistic range with tracks like Phase demonstrating their pure punk bravado to tracks like Something For Nothing that pull the band's sound into a noisy, dark direction without losing their trademark pop sensibility. The band's second official record "Teen Fiction" was released in the Spring of 2013 and gave them the momentum to tour across Canada and back with their first stop being Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary. Upon their return to the West Coast, Dead Soft threw themselves into writing and recording their first full-length album, working with Jordan Koop at the renowned Noise Floor Recording Studio with hopes for a release some time in Spring 2014. As they work on booking their first American tour, Dead Soft can be found playing shows all around the West Coast region, wherever live music can be heard.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147