Winter Gloves Toronto, ON March 12

Winter Gloves Toronto, ON March 12
This Montreal foursome is doing everything that Vampire Weekend should be doing and then doing it better. Winter Gloves are fairly clean-cut but their off-kilter pop disagrees. Behind multiple synths, two guitars, two drum kits and a xylophone were eager gents just wanting to engage the crowd. Playing a good mix of old and new songs, they gave out CDs from the stage a few songs in and front-man Charles F occasionally stood on his keyboard stool, either kicking off from it or playing with his feet. Though Winter Gloves did escape to their separate instrumental bubbles at times, you'd know when their gusto took hold.