LIKE A MOTORCYCLE // Bio
Michelle Skelding Drums, Lead Vocals
Jillian Comeau Guitar, Vocals
Kim Carson Bass, Vocals
kt lamond Guitar, Vocals
Like A Motorcycle is a four-piece punk band based in Halifax, NS. The band formed in January of 2011 after guitarist Jillian Comeau returned home from a brief stint in Saskatchewan and teamed up with long time friend and bass player Kim Carson. When it came time to find a drummer, there was no question that it would be anyone other than Michelle Skelding. In the summer of 2014, the band expanded to include a second guitarist, kt lamond.
With a view to kicking the hell out of any audience in their path, the girls quickly began playing shows in the Halifax area. They have spent the better part of the last five years cultivating a sound and reputation that has captured attention from audiences and industry alike. Their music is authentic extension of their personalities, something born of "real life," Carson says.
LAM has played as direct support for such acts as Against Me!, Propagandhi, METZ, The Vibrators, Japandroids, The Pack A.D. and Danko Jones, to name a few.
On the heels of a successful campaign supporting their EP #motorpool, which culminated with a 2014 Nova Scotia Music Award for Best Loud Recording, the band posted up at Sydney NS’s Soundpark Studios in early 2015 to track their follow-up full-length effort, High Hopes.
Recorded under the watchful eye of producers Albert Lionais and Jamie Foulds, High Hopes will prove to be a definitive mile-marker in Like A Motorcycle’s unfolding career. The album perfectly underscores the collective will of a close-knit unit who has run through proverbial brick walls together, and is an evolution of the raw, melodic sensibilities that have become the band’s foundation.
Having recently teamed up with respected Halifax management company/label GroundSwell Music, High Hopes hit the international stage on September 2, 2016. This partnership will see Like A Motorcycle come-of-age with ventures deeper into North America and Europe in support of High Hopes, discovering new stages to burn down and new asses to kick.
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"They have a cool sound and they can probably party you under the table and write better songs too, then go work a 10-hour shift while you lie on the couch and moan about how bad your hangover is." - Charles Austin CBC
'It's like a donair for your ears, minus the clean up.' - Kerry Martin CBC
“A four-piece assault of a punk band.” Ryan McNutt, Exclaim
"Like A Motorcycle has the “IT” quality that people often talk about, but can’t describe." - THE HALIFAX MUSICPHILE
"This is lean, mean and fucking good." - The Coast
"Like A Motorcycles music is a heady mash of squalling guitars, bass lines that stick to your ribs and tight, soulful drumming, with lyrics about attraction, headfuckery and all that other stuff that drives you to drink. They're clever but not glib, scrappy but not hardened, and seem to know how to confront crimes of the heart without yielding to them." - Alison Lang THE COAST
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