Arctic ambience and a fist full of pop

Vancouver’s Arctic brought a little bit of ambient pop and a lot of energy to the Slice, April 22. They started their first set slowly, drawing a Arctic’s Kirsten Starcher. Photo by Richard Ameryhandful of excited fans into their music and up on the dance floor by the end.
Frontman Marcus Martin ended the first set with some weird sound effects he created by holding up a mini- tape recorder to the microphone.
The trio carried on the hypnotic and entrancing groove in the second set added a few different influences and got people on the floor. Bassist/keyboardist Kirsten  Starcher simultaneously played groovy bass lines and catchy keyboard parts.
They ran out of songs before midnight, but had the crowd calling for more , so the band held a contest allowing them to choose which one to redo. They played it reggae style and still had the crowd calling for more.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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