May 12, 2010 The Hoof and the Heel
Talk about awesome local music. I’ve been realizing more and more that Montreal has an insanely awesome indie / rock scene, and this band is seriously a band to keep an eye on.
The Hoof and the Heel are a 4 piece sometimes electro – sometimes rock – sometimes acoustic-y group, and their songs feel beautifully polished. They have two frontmen (well, a frontman and frontwoman), and their duo vocals really add something special. Christine’s voice is generally smooth, and Harris’ voice can range from edgy from serene. The mix of the two really works well, and they always know when to blend how, depending on the song.
Check out their song “fireworks” in particular – one of the best new songs stuck in my head. They even have some pretty awesome people working with them to make videos – you can check the video for this song (which is well done) here. Another notable song is “king finds out” – a more laid back song driven primarily by an awesome chorus with great harmonies.