Published on July 8th, 2013 |
by Bianca David
Edgy, Dark Glitter: A Conversation with Mad June
There are few bands that can combine bubbly pop-rock sound, glitter, edgy style, dark or political themes and a healthy dose of feminism so impeccably. Montreal’s Mad June thrives on this total clash of contrasting elements. The results are especially apparent in their live performances, where their infectious songs drive the audience to let go of all inhibitions and join in on their fun.
Fun is the name of the game for the six women who make up Mad June. Though they’ve always been politically minded, lead singer Vanessa McLean said they don’t take themselves as seriously as when they first started out almost eight years ago.
“Now our goal whenever we play a show is to just have as much fun as possible with the crowd,” McLean said.