Matthew Barlow – The Typescript

Labasheeda emerged out of Amsterdam in 2004, and since then have built up a cult following around Europe and Canada, through relentless touring, and their energetic, intense shows. I saw them away back in 2009 at l’Escogriffe, a hole in the wall on the rue Saint-Denis on the Plateau. It was exactly that, energetic, and intense. I was hooked, and I seem to recall scooping their album, A Few of a Population, on CD, and though I played it a lot, I don’t think I’ve seen it since I left Montreal eight years ago. Sad me. But then, I was lucky to get a copy of their new album, Status Seeking here at Typescript, and all was right with the world again.