Halifax's KILMORE Light The Darkness of A Snowstorm With New Music Video “Firestone”
New EP "From the Inside" Out March 2023
L-R: Kilmore - Dan Doran (Guitar), Neil Spence (Bass), Heather Harris (Vocals/Guitar), Jon MacIsaac (Drums)
Photo Credit - Kayla Macaulay Photography
Halifax, Canada's Kilmore are gearing up for the release of their new EP "From The Inside" at the end of March. It's six tracks of groovy, stoner rock with metal elements. Its lyrics were written at a time when there was a real change around the world and an internal bittersweet struggle. Along with that, vocalist/guitarist Heather Harris became a new mother and was trying to find her place in a new reality really speaks loudly in the emotions on the record. Some themes are of destruction while others of hope, each song has its own theme/feel. For the EP's recording, Kilmore worked with producer Jon Landry, the band explains further:
"It was an altered experience for us recording this EP. Working with producer, Jon Landry, helped us craft the best version of the songs. We recorded it in our basement studio and took the time needed to form the songs and bring life to the recordings. Musically, some songs came out easier than others, and some needed more time to capture the essence that we were looking for. Overall, we feel we created a variety of soulful psychedelic stoner rock that brings expressions of escapism and explorations."
Listening to these selected six songs, the band offers up an unearthing of realities in life through sounds and wanting to create something new. Featuring magnetically emotive passages contrasted against assaults of groove-forward aggression, the band conveys themes surrounding rebirth, love, hate, frustration, understanding, and the search for truth to permeate their darker-edged sonic palette.
"This EP, in our opinion, is our best work to date and we are thrilled to release it to the world.” adds vocalist/guitarist Heather Harris.
Today, the quartet unveils their next single “Firestone" accompanied by a music video. The song is about feeling broken and alone and looking for the light through the darkness. This was an old song the band rehashed when drummer Jon MacIsaac joined the lineup. The song locked in the right direction lyrically with the new groove and the band felt they have created a fierce and intense track. The video was filmed after a snowstorm and showcases a magnificent Canadian winter.
Watch and listen to "Firestone" at https://youtu.be/NfkXIJ2JOc8
Kilmore's forthcoming EP "From the Inside" follows their East Coast Music Award-nominated 2015 EP "City Lights", and 2018 LP "Call of the Void", which won the 2019 ECMA "Loud Recording of the Year".
Recommended for fans of Royal Thunder, Baroness, Ghost, and The Damn Truth, "From the Inside" is due out on March 31st, 2023.
EP- pre-order - https://kilmore.bandcamp.com
Digital pre-save - https://linktr.ee/kilmore
Music Video - Tempest - https://youtu.be/PDwLKegFKh4
(Artwork by Stephen MacDonald)
1. Tempest (3:43)
2. Omitted (4:29)
3. The Destroyer (3:04)
4. Firestone (3:59)
5. Underneath (4:13)
6. Rapture (4:22)
EP Length: 23:50
About: Kilmore finds its roots deep in influence from two siblings who immigrated from Newry, Northern Ireland at an early age to Vancouver, BC, and eventually to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Two new Canadians growing up in the nineties, finding their musical diet of grunge to surpass the time.
Fast forward to 2013, sister and brother Heather Harris (vocals, guitars) and Dan Doran (guitars) formed with the addition of Neil Spence (bass) and Lor Sangster (drums) to the original lineup. Sangster was later replaced in 2019 by Jon MacIsaac (drums) from local bands Chosen Lung, Burdened, Earth Alter to complete the current lineup.
Dark, aggressive, brawny, and haunting, Kilmore is recommended for fans of Royal Thunder, Baroness, Windhand, and The Damn Truth.
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Earshot Top 200 – Kilmore - Call The Void - #118 – July 2018 (Earshot)
“INFECTIOUS MELODIES WITH VOCALS TONED TO PERFECTION, INCREDIBLE MUSICIANSHIP WITH HIGH PRODUCTION VALUE, CATCHY HOOKS, METALLIC EDGE, AND INSATIABLE GROOVE.” - THE RIPPLE EFFECT
“Call of the Void, the riffs are relentless as the band channels gloom through minor chords…The spirit of darkness breathes through the lyrics as Kilmore reminds us rock is alive and well.” – The Coast
“the heavy and bluesy sounds really drive home those themes of reckless behaviour and dark feelings… The band effectively portray their intended emotions and messages to the listener through their music while providing them with something to bang their head—or groove—to.” – The East Magazine
“The opening title cut begins City Lights with brawny, distorted guitar licks, steadily pounding drums and wailing vocals akin to classic rock radio. This sets the tone for the four-piece's muscular sound, as tracks like "Rising Sun" and "Weight of the World" are similarly stuffed with meaty riffage, while "Peace of Mind" is slightly more restrained and slow-burning. The curveball is "Younger Years," which ventures into a folk rock direction with its acoustic strums.” - Exclaim!
#8 on This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 08 April 2016 - A Journal of Musical Things - Alan Cross (Kilmore, City Lights, City Lights EP)
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