Montreal’s NOBRO announced a new EP, Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar, offering seven new searing examples of scorched earth rock ‘n’ roll. It is slated for release on February 23, it follows their 2020 EP via Dine Alone Records. Pre-order Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar here.
NOBRO shared the new single “Bye Bye Baby“today via Brooklyn Vegan. Listen here and here.
The song was written and released by guitarist/vocalist Karolane Carbonneau, who explains, “When I wrote that song, I was having the worst breakup of my life. Kathryn, the lead singer of our band, said to me, ‘You should take advantage of your sadness to write a freaking badass song.’ I’ve always wanted to sing lead vocals on a song, but I never got the guts to do it. Props to Kathryn for the support and forcing me to do it! And please, do yourself a favour and never let anyone bring you down. Always believe in yourself.”
Credit: Bree Rawn
Originally formed by bassist/vocalist Kathryn McCaughey, the quartet also includes Carbonneau, drummer Sarah Dion, and keyboardist/percussionist Lisandre Bourdages. The band has been winning fans since their breakout performance at the 2017 WayHome Festival and subsequent tours with FIDLAR, PUP, Alexisonfire, and The Distillers. Working once again with producer Thomas D’Arcy (July Talk, The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde), the main job of Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar, mixed by two-time Grammy Award winning engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Adele), is to harness NOBRO’s raw power with heavy doses of fun and flair. That’s brilliantly displayed on standout tracks such as first single “Better Each Day,” “Eat Slay Chardonnay,” and “Not Myself,” the last created with JUNO nominee Terra Lightfoot.
Call them punk rock if you like, but its long-held perceptions are just some of the things NOBRO are here to challenge — in the loudest and most exciting way possible.
PRESS PRAISE FOR NOBRO:
“Make no mistake, NOBRO will not remain an opening act for long.” —SiriusXM
“…filled with enough excellent shredding to sell even the toughest punk snob on this band…currently one of Canada’s most incredible punk bands…” —Exclaim!
“Queens of key changes and anthemic choruses, NOBRO are cementing their place in rock ‘n’ roll history with unapologetic badassery and high octane tunes.”—Punktastic
“From the first riff of their electric guitar, Montreal punk rock group NOBRO will have listeners feeling ready to dye their hair Manic Pink and stomp angrily down the street in a pair of Doc Martens.” —McGill Tribune
“Big like ’70s radio hits, dirty like garage rock, and driven like ’90s punk…the kind of shit you want on in the background as you walk into the bar dressed to kill.” —Kerrang!
“NOBRO’s show is a whirlwind of thrashing hair, gritty guitar solos and shrieking Suzi Quatro-esque vocals…” —The Projector
Credit: Camille Gladu Drouin
L-R: Sarah Dion (drums/vox), Lisandre Bourdages (percussion/vox),
Karolane Carbonneau (lead guitar/vox), Kathryn McCaughey (bass/lead vox)