The Peptides Have the Antidote

Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound is developing a reputation for booking exciting genre-bending bands that take advantage of ample space for dancing provided by the venue.  This Friday, Nov. 11th, they enhance that reputation by presenting the return of Ottawa band The Peptides, to celebrate the release of their new EP.

The Peptides promise “a vision of joyful abandon in the face of certain doom”.  What could be more fitting three days after the U.S. election, and on Remembrance Day when we pay homage to the struggle against forces that our neighbours to the south seem now to embrace?

Described by the Ottawa Citizen as “B52s meet the Manhattan Transfer with Arcade Fire as the back up”, they combine funk, disco, jazz and electronic influences with a big stage presence from their front line of five vocalists.

Their 2010 release, For Those Who Hate Human Interaction was named best album of the year by the Ottawa Citizen.  In 2013 they produced a full-length album in collaboration with Stuart McLean of CBC Radio’s Vinyl Café and performed selections from the album live on the 20th anniversary recording of the show.

Exclaim! Called their 2014 release Love Question Mark “an ambitious collection of fun, daring, unadulterated, true blue art.”

This week’s stop at Heartwood celebrates their new EP, released in September 2016, which features all-new studio recordings of the band’s live favourites—including the summer single Don’t Believe in Love, which aired on commercial radio from coast to coast in Canada and received positive reviews from DJs internationally.

The show starts at 8:30 Friday evening.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

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