Saturday September 14
Mohawk College Stage
Good music seems instantaneous: a decisive rush of expression and dopamine. Hamilton, Ontario’s Ellevator captures that direct hit of immediacy, with a closer listen revealing the meticulous design of their muscular pop songs. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche delivers raw lyricism with quiet power. Her nimble melodies anchor the electric hooks and cinematic timbres Ellevator has refined on countless stages. Their striking self-titled debut EP — recorded in Hamilton with Michael Keire (Arkells, The Dirty Nil, Wildlife) — was released in the Spring of 2018 by Arts & Crafts and supported by tour dates with Arkells, Dear Rouge, Matthew Good, Our Lady Peace, Banners, and Amber Run. Brick by brick, Ellevator has built a reputation as a band to watch.