While the weather can’t be guaranteed for Edmonton’s festivals this summer, Capital EX will have at least one balmy night when Vancouver indie band Hot Hot Heat lights up the stage with Metric on Friday.

The band has performed in hundreds of shows across many different countries, and it has made much of its life on the road.

It has just come back from playing a residency. The group has built its own recording studio, which lead singer and keyboard player Steve Bays says has been liberating for them and has helped the band a great deal in securing their identity as an independent group.

“When we built it, we earned the right to call the shots,” said Bays.

Bays says that the band is excited to be on tour, and is looking forward to playing in Edmonton.

“We always have a ton of fun,” said Bays. “It’s always been a good crowd.”