LIKE A MOTORCYCLE // Bio
Michelle Skelding Drums, Lead Vocals
Kim Carson Bass, Vocals
kt lamond Guitar, Vocals
David Casey Guitar, Vocals
With a view to kicking the hell out of any audience in their path, Like A Motorcycle 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," bassist Carson says.
LAM has played as direct support for such acts as Against Me!, Propagandhi, METZ, Headstones, 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 winning them both an ECMA (East Coast Music Award) for Rising Star Album of the Year as well as a NSMW (Nova Scotia Music Award) for Rock Recording of the Year. 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.
"Like a Motorcycle at HUFF showed me why they are the greatest r'n'r band left in this world."
-Canadian Punk Legend, Art Bergmann.
"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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