Kilmore to Release From the Inside EP Next Year; “Tempest” Video Posted

Kilmore (photo by Kayla Macaulay Photography)

Halifax’s Kilmore work themselves into a pretty comfortable groove on their new single, “Tempest,” taken from the their upcoming From the Inside EP that’s set to release sometime in 2023, but there’s a bit of sharper angularity that shows up later in the song as well, a bit of a metallic undercurrent in some of the riffing that if you keep an ear out is easy enough to pick up. One way or the other, the song is a tight sub-four-minute, sans-pretense heavy rock and roller, and I remain fascinated by the Canadian East Coast in general and in Nova Scotia in particular, both because it’s a place I’ve never been, and sometimes it feels like anything to the right of Quebec on the map is like forgotten wild territory.

They’ll be five years removed from their last outing by the time From the Inside arrives, which seems like plenty, but they’ve got a video up to help hold listeners over until the thing arrives. I have no idea on an exact date because, well, life is unpredictable and they don’t give one, but if you’ve got about four minutes to check out the clip at the bottom of this post, Kilmore have an earworm to make it worth your while.

To wit:

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Halifax’s KILMORE Summons The “Tempest” To Introduce Their Forthcoming EP “From the Inside” Coming 2023

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Halifax, Canada’s Kilmore create a brand of soulful psychedelic stoner rock as a yearning for expression and escapism. Their musical endeavors see them unearthing the realities of 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.

Today, the quartet unveils their latest single “Tempest” accompanied by a music video, which will be featured on their forthcoming EP “From the Inside”, which follows their East Coast Music Award-nominated 2015 EP “City Lights”, and 2018 LP “Call of the Void”, which won the “Loud Recording of the Year”.

Vocalist and guitarist Heather Harris explains the single:

“We planned to have six tracks on our next EP, and ‘Tempest’ was one of the most unyielding to nail down, it took us a while to get the groove of it. To me, it sounded transcendent but chaotic, like a tempest rising. We thought it would be a good first introduction to ‘From the Inside’ as it has a groovy progressive feel.”

“Tempest” is about someone coming into your life like a hurricane. Harris experienced this while welcoming her son into the world, a world that seemed so disrupted at the time. The song speaks of a vigorous figure finding its place in a hectic world while shining brightly through the darkness.

“Tempest” is one of many songs that Kilmore had worked on over the past couple of years while being locked down during the pandemic.

“We have grown a lot musically with each record we have released. ‘City Lights’ was more rock-influenced, ‘Call of the Void’ swayed more in the metal, stoner rock realm, and our upcoming EP ‘From The Inside’ brings both elements.” adds Harris.

“From the Inside” will be a form of groovy, psychedelic rock with metal components. Lyrically, it was written at a time of disarray around the world with internal struggles as well. During its writing process, Heather Harris became a new mother and was searching to find her place in a new reality, which speaks loudly in the vocal and lyrical emotions on the EP. Fans will find themes of destruction while others of hope, each song has its own substance and identity.

“We worked with producer Jon Landry (The Stanfields) who is a seasoned songwriter himself and he really brought in a unique perspective to the songs. We recorded the whole EP in our basement studio which gave us the time needed to craft each song and bring life to the recordings. Musically, some songs came out easier than others, and some needed more time to capture the essence we were looking for. When I wrote the lyrics, the themes were formed from the emotions I felt from the music. This was an intense time for me with the world seeming so unpredictable and disorganized, there were a lot of feelings brewing inside. This comes across in the lyrics and artwork for the album.” says Harris.

More songs will be revealed in lead up to the 2023 release of their EP “From the Inside’.

Photo Credit – Kayla Macaulay Photography

Killmore –
Jon MacIsaac (Drums)
Dan Doran (Guitar)
Neil Spence (Bass)
Heather Harris (Vocals/Guitar)

Kilmore, “Tempest” official video

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