Motel Raphaël is a young band from Montreal led by Clara Legault, Maya Malkin and Emily Skahan. Since their inception in 2012, the band has been quickly rising through Montreal’s independent scene at an astronomical rate, mostly thanks to their penchant for crafting catchy indie pop. “Like A Balloon” is a great place to start, championing perfect harmonies, subtle guitar jangle, and lots of well-timed pauses. Fans of Tegan and Sara, Alvvays, or First Aid Kit would dig Motel Raphaël‘s canon.
Swing by the band’s Bandcamp and download some of their irresistible indie-pop. Till then, watch the video for “Like A Balloon” below.