Heavy problems aside, Artificial Pleasure Club sounds huge, solid and melodic — and intellectually available in both their music and lyrics. Their Interscope debut Melt works out music both blunt and poignant, music that’s emotive. Brought in from Ottawa, Canada, Sal, guitarist Leslie Howe, bassist Tim Dupont, guitarist Michael Goyette and drummer Andrew Lamarche aren’t only great music artists, but outspoken and unapologetic. Accurate to their traditions, however, these are funny and wryly observant. Attracted to rubbish/pop culture, metropolitan folklore, and emotional introspection, Melt is normally strewn with personal references such as for example Vulcans, Kevorkian, gerbils, Forrest Gump, pogo sticks, cheeky monkeys and Pete Greatest.