With a distinctive voice and razor-sharp hooks, North Carolina songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Kiel combines a strong pop sensibility with a sustained interest in experimentation and creative risk-taking. 

She has released three albums, Table Manners (2008), Television Waltz (2012), and Shot from a Cannon (2017).

Praise for Shot from a Cannon:

"The opening title track is a tour de force of crashing harmonies, surprise melodic twists, and yearning vocals that brings to mind Big Star's 'O My Soul'...." -- Indy Week

"Sharp, jangly pop that sits just about halfway between the Breeders and the early Bangles"--Bandcamp

"Thirty-some years ago, the Southeast was America’s hippest musical zone, especially R.E.M.’s North Carolina associates like the dB’s and Let’s Active. Carrboro singer-songwriter Kiel’s 'Shot From a Cannon' recalls that era’s underground-pop glories" -- The News & Observer