Chains of Love Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON June 16

Chains of Love Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON June 16
Vancouver's Chains of Love delivered what's sure to be one of the highlights of this year's fest, delighting a packed crowd and turning the Silver Dollar into a functional sweat box. Anchored by You Say Party!'s Al Boyle on drums, the band turn a potent mix of garage rock and retro soul into perfect reverb-laden pop. From the word go, all eyes were on singer Natalia Pizarro and singer-guitarist Rebecca Law Gray, who shaked and shimmied across the stage in short skirts and high heels. But most impressive was the power of Pizarro's vocals, which managed to push beyond the crowded wall of sound generated by the other five members. With only a seven-inch under their belts, the band were genuinely surprised by the turnout and reaction from the crowd, who are no doubt now waiting with bated breath for what's to come.