June 8th The Imperial
By Molly Randhawa
VANCOUVER – Mount Kimbie humbly joked about their casual four year hiatus to a seemingly packed venue at the Imperial on Thursday Night. The bands last album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, was released in 2013, with sporadic single releases from there on after. For many musicians, taking time off can often be detrimental to an artists success rate. For Mount Kimbie, the crowd seemed to be completely enthralled in the nostalgic past of the electronic duo.
The band formed in 2009, compromised of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, who are now continentally split with Maker being in LA and and Campos being in the London. However, the artists still find time to reconnect and meet with each other to create new music. The duo are currently working on finishing their forthcoming album, set to be released later this year.
Joined by KUČKA and Tirzah, Mount Kimbie stopped by the Imperial on Main Street as a part of their North American Tour. The band started their set with “Carbonated” off their 2010 album Crooks and Lovers. With smoke filling the air and the lights flashing away, the crowd danced without judgement to the rhythm of the bumping bass line. Highlights of the evening included a live instrumental of “You Took Your Time” which features the duo’s close friend, King Krule, and ending the evening with “Made to Stray”, one of their most popular tunes off their last album.
Leaving the crowd sweaty and enamoured with satisfaction, it’s clear that their fans are ready for more, and Mount Kimbie is now ready to deliver.Mount Kimbie, The Imperial