Heat Scène de la Rivière Virgin Mobile, Montreal QC, August 5

Heat Scène de la Rivière Virgin Mobile, Montreal QC, August 5
Photo: Rick Clifford
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Blessed with clear skies after a hectic first day, Montreal act Heat took to the main stage at Osheaga day two, bringing with them an air of nonchalance and calculated post-punk cool. Beginning with "The Unknown," from their debut LP Overnight, the band made their way through songs from it and their 2015 EP Rooms, with lead singer Susil Sharma's voice blanketing the crowd in his Lou Reed-influenced, milk-and-honey baritone.
 
Moving through the lo-fi hit "Susisfine," as well as "Lush" and "Chains," with Sharma throwing in a few, quick "fuck yeah, Osheaga"s for good measure, the band made their way through their set list with well-rehearsed ease — including bass player Raphaël Bussières sporting a Montreal Expos jersey for the hometown audience.
 
Capping their short, sunny timeslot with the bouncy number "Sometimes," Heat's solid set did not push any boundaries or stand out in any remarkable way aside from being very good, but they undeniably kept the early afternoon crowd swaying from beginning to end.