The Hydrothermal Vents

The Hydrothermal Vents

 MontrĂ©al, Quebec, CAN
DuoRockPop

With an experimental spirit and dreamy lyrics, The Hydrothermal Vents have created an otherworldly aural habitat, which according the POP Montreal music festival, "feels retro and original all in the same track." The two use inventive vocal interplay, infectious melodies, propelling grooves and gritty guitar textures to "move the feet and stir the heart." (Steve Baylin)

Biography

The Hydrothermal Vents

"If hydrothermal vents are defined as deep-sea openings that erupt with super-heated chemically rich water from within the earth's crust, then the Montreal-based dance-rock duo, The Hydrothermal Vents, are an aural embodiment of the curiousness and chemistry of this explosive natural phenomenon". -Music News UK

John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman, the charismatic Montreal duo known as The Hydrothermal Vents, boil with a chemistry that pulls listeners deep into their imaginative world. They were drawn together by a desire to create the ultimate dance music and by a mutual love of the Pixies, an influence which, along with other post-punk bands such as the Talking Heads and the B52s, helped shape their sound. With an experimental spirit and dreamy lyrics, The Hydrothermal Vents have created an otherworldly aural habitat, which according the POP Montreal music festival, "feels retro and original all in the same track."

On stage, Tielli and Kautzman perform with energy and precision, using inventive vocal interplay including rounds, spoken word, ghostly howls and tight harmonies to recount their fantastical tales of the deep. Tiellis guitar dances wildly and unpredictably, dishing out gritty textures and playful melodies above the punchy, propelling pulse of Kautzmans bass. Thoughtfully crafted backing tracks add layers of infectious beats and synth hooks.

In just 2 years of collaboration, The Hydrothermal Vents have received significant regional attention from writers and promoters. The band performed at Pop Montreal 2013 and has shared the stage with bands such as Parenthetical Girls (Portland) and Hilotrons.

Tielli previously fronted two acclaimed bands, Metal Kites and Clark the Band, and has collaborated with members of Arcade Fire, Wooden Stars and Hilotrons. Kautzman, who began as an indie-folk solo artist in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, has released two albums and has contributed to Montreal projects Yellow Jacket Avenger and Bantam Wing.

The band's debut album is entitled 'Secrets of the Deep!' and has garnered international acclaim:

"Secrets of the Deep is filled with cinematic soul, throbbing post-punk, dance beats, all tracks gorgeous and unforgettable".  -Rock World Magazine


"Their ability to beautifully mesh sounds from the past and present in a span of 9 tracks establishes them as one of today's most exciting upcoming post-punk/ dance-rock acts".  -Earmilk

"The Hydrothermal Vents' music is a perfect combination of nostalgia, punk rock, dance music, and a touch of fantasy".  -Almost Nerdy

"Completely organic, effervescent and wistful, the inventively exploratory nine-track album, Secrets of the Deep! is bandmates John Tielli and Tessa Kautzman's melodic think-tank, one in which they experiment with the logistics of composition and traditional post-punk musicianship to catch the listener off guard, splashing you in chemical rich awesomeness!" -Music News UK


Lyrics

Hydrothermal Vents

Written By: John Tielli

We like your eyes
We are your friends
Your simple gaze;
It does amaze
It does!

And its all been said, now that all the fish are dead
We will all crowd together near the hydrothermal vents
In a sense (innocence)

And then you said
We can't pretend
To know the truth,
The how and when,
The end

And it's all so grand in our subgalactic tank
And it bleeds a little pressure near the hydrothermal vents
In a sense (innocence)

If the innocent survive will the practical provide
Provide!
survive
Provide!
survive
Will the innocent survive?
It keeps all of us alive.
Survive

Inside A Movie

Written By: John Tielli

You want to be
A diamond tree
You're crazy
And you're wanted now

You're written by that unsigned author
You'll write me in and I'll sing that line
You played the frog
I play the serpent
We roamed the set
After everyone would leave

We took the wigs
We took the costumes
Threw them in the fire
So no one knew the mess that we had been
And no one knew the joy that it could bring
No one knew the joy that it would bring
The coroner would laugh as we would sing

....inside unseen places
You lift me up and I'll sing that line

They called the cops
I stole a ruby
Threw it in the fire
So one knew the damage it could bring
Sparkles drew the fire from deep within
Sparkles drew the fire from deep withing
The coroner would laugh as we would sing

You want to be
A diamond tree
You're crazy
And you're wanted now

I got lost
Inside a movie
We roamed the set
Through the cardboard cut-out trees

I got lost
Inside a movie
Where everybody wins
And no one loses faith in anything
No one loses faith in anything
No one loses faith in any king
No one loses faith in anything at all

You lift me up and I'll make you a wager

You want to be
A diamond tree
You're crazy
And you're wanted now
(Don't tell me how to sing that line)

Don't tell me how to untie my laces
Don't tell me

I'll write you in and I'll sing that line

You want to be
A diamond tree
You're crazy
And you're wanted now