Local indie-rockers Mike Pays Heat have been a group we have kept a keen eye on in recent months, and as they grow ever-closer to releasing their first full-length album, we suggest you pay attention as well.
Despite announcing just this week that they are replacing their guitarist, Mike Pays Heat continue to forge ahead towards the release of their debut, Tape 1 Play which is set to be out this January via Dead Medium Records. Ahead of that highly-anticipated output, the band has released their first single “NNFS.” Continue reading →
Philly indie-punk-rockers Mike Pays Heat just recorded an acoustic session for their song “No Better” with Table Three Media, and it is heart-wrenching and beautiful. Singer Ian Hunter starts the song with the line “Anyone who says they love you just doesn’t know you well enough to know better,” while drummer Dan Siper plays his snare with a pair of pencils and bassist Wil Schade plays the bells. The energy of the song builds throughout its entirety, ending in a big, echoing hook. Continue reading →
Last month, The Mile High House put on a wild, capped show featuring Philly rockers Mumblr and Marietta. There was a line down the street fifteen minutes before they opened the doors. MHH’s latest gig is a benefit show, which has been a recent, heartwarming trend in the Philly DIY scene. The Friday the 13th show lineup features a bunch of young, Philly names consisting of Reward, Weatherhead, Water Polo, Mike Pays Heat and Skinny Dip. Continue reading →
Philly indie rockers Mike Pays Heat released an EP last week called Headspace. When we first met the group back in September, after we took note of their quirky tunage and fun Youtube videos. Now, the group has collaborated with Modern Baseball bassist Ian Farmer to produce their new record, an exciting point for the band. Continue reading →
Mike Pays Heat is a Philadelphia indie four-piece who have a whole lotta spunk. If you haven’t seen their magnetic YouTube videos, then I highly recommend checking them out. In a couple of them – “Around Here” and “All I’m Good For” – the boys congregate on a sofa and jump into the music, quickly snatching your attention. Drummer Daniel Siper uses the box of a board game (Quelf, a great game in and of itself) to keep tempo for the rest of the band mates, Ian Hunter (vocals/guitar), Alex Osman (guitar), Wil Schade (bass), who playfully sing and play along. Continue reading →