NY, NY (August 24, 2022) TheNora Kelly Bandemerged this spring sharing two rip-roaring singles,Hymn for the AgnosticsandChange My Mind,while destroying audiences at Canadian Music Week, NXNE, supporting Kiwi Jr., which past Friday celebrating early with a headlining performance within their hometown of Montreal. Today, they share a fresh singleAT THIS TIME,and announce their debut EP,Perfect Pig, out today premiering a video for the track with the people atAmericana-UK. The record was mixed byPietro Amato(The Luyas/Belle Orchestre).Watch + share it via YouTube.
Discussing AT THIS TIME, bandleader Nora Kelly stated, AT THIS TIME chronicles the rise and fall of a past relationship. The song was written when I was in the throes of the breakup woes, but it addittionally includes a sense of optimism concerning the future. Its type of a pep speak to myself that things are certain to get better, while also as an honest encapsulation of what I was going right through in the past. Im pleased with the song because of its vulnerability, and how it details my ever-shifting knowledge of love. Like now when I sing it, I tell people it had been once a sad song about my ex however now its a happy song about my dog.
When DISHPIT imploded in the first stages of pandemic an enchanting and creative relationship gone sour, which even Kellys screw-off, Im tough nurtured punk persona was unprepared for, salvation arrived in railroad adjacent acoustic country cover meet-ups with several friends and artists, in the initial days of having the ability to hook up outside once more.
From these loose collaborative connections, the Nora Kelly Band emerged. Thats where I first played the songs that define Perfect Pig, Kelly notes. And its own where I was so lucky to meet up nearly all my band. Each member brings something special to the table:Vader Ryderwood, the 6ft 5in bass player and alien enthusiast,Ethan Soil, referred to as the smiliest drummer in Montreal,Rachel Silverstein, with the voice of an angel and piano skills on top of that, andDylan Keating, who plays pedal steel and contains a PhD in Astro-Physics. This band of musicians have grown to be my close friends and returned my passion for music.
The songs onPerfect Pigare each confessions from Kellys personal growth during this time period. In Bisbee, she muses on the quest for self-love in the line, no Im unhappy, but Im focusing on it baby, and Im gonna if it kills me. Loving Comes Easily if you ask me, is really a reminder to help keep things in perspective, as Kelly chants, Im gonna give all my possessiveness away, walk off my restlessness, give up ambitiousness. Make enough serious time for play, loving just comes easily if you ask me.
We have a tendency to grow most during difficult times, andPerfect Pigis really a time capsule of Kellys growth in six entries. Kelly adds, Going country has given me space to spotlight being more sensitive without quitting on sass, humor and story-telling. The 18-year-old punk will be part of who I’m, but Im turning my biggest corner, towards my most liberated and exciting chapter yet, yall.
02. AT THIS TIME
03. Loving Comes Easily IF YOU ASK ME
06. The Story of Nora & Sarah