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.
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