Snowblink The Rocket Room, St. John's NL, April 24

Snowblink The Rocket Room, St. John's NL, April 24
Photo: Vish Khanna
"Looking at the hills, I can't believe there's winter here," Daniela Gesundheit told the crowd in St. John's. "It seems dangerous." Since becoming a full band in Toronto, here a three-piece with affected drums and guitars, Snowblink has gotten more dangerous, too, their lovely folk anthems gaining more grit and tension. Gesundheit and Dan Goldman have a playful on-stage demeanour and the coolness of their songs, with hoots, whistles, and her octave-defying voice, is measured by warm, funny banter. Snowblink were their singular selves this evening, gradually winning over a tough room, at one point introducing us to their hilarious version of the non-existent Lawnya Vawnya theme song, which had a Mexican flavour.

The crowd cheered their lovely, unique songs, many of which were world premieres from a new album the band have been working on (including a sexy one that will apparently either be called "Look At You" or perhaps "How Now"). These pieces in particular reflected the aforementioned power Snowblink have been tapping into of late, each climbing and building their way up into the air, each one hotter than the next. One song was about a mountain or a giant hill and a brightly shining moon at night. And we all tasted the danger.

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