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Montreal punk 4-piece NOBRO have announced their debut record, Set Your Pussy Free, set for release on October 27th via Dine Alone Records. Accompanying the announcement of the band’s first full-length record, NOBRO have also shared the album’s lead single, ‘Where My Girls At’. 

An upbeat anthem that lets heartbreak take the backseat to girl empowerment and rock and roll, ‘Where My Girls At’ recalls the band’s formation and early days – in which they would be playing the dive-bar circuit, selling merchandise out of garbage bags, building the relationships that have got the band where they are today.

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Speaking of the track, bassist and vocalist Kathryn McCaughey explains:

Instead of wallowing in love’s disappointment, you can pick up a guitar and call on your girls. This celebration of sisterhood and female empowerment is a reminder that with friends by our side, anything is possible – even starting a band on a whim.

Through the weeks of 12-hour studio days, McCaughey was still working full-time at a bar at night. “The desperation in my voice on the record is real,” She continues. “It was a struggle, but I felt like I stayed true to myself, you know?’

Produced by Dave Schiffman, NOBRO’s debut album is an excitable pursuit of personal escape and liberation even when it feels as if the walls are caving in. Already, the band have made fans in the likes of Iggy Pop, who chose to play the band on his BBC6Music show, and a fictional band in the Netflix series The Imperfects have covered their songs.

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The announcement follows on from previous single, ‘Let’s Do Drugs’, the single is the band’s first material since the release of 2022’s Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar. Previously, the band have gained support from Iggy Pop on BBC6 Music, Kerrang! Magazine and Rock Sound, whilst NOBRO have also supported the likes of Blink-182, with even a fictional band in the Netflix series The Imperfects covering their song.

A glimpse of NOBRO’s wild side, ‘Let’s Do Drugs’ is an energetic, tongue-in-cheek number. Speaking on the single, the band state:

“Let’s Do Drugs” is a dumb rock song about getting older. It’s about wanting one more wild night while having no business doing so and failing miserably. Musically it’s a middle ground between maybe ‘Fight for your right to party’ and ‘dirty deeds’, but only the dumbest bits of those songs, distilled into something even more ridiculous. It’s like shotgunning a beer then immediately puking on yourself.

Now regarded as one of the ‘most exciting bands in Canada’, NOBRO’s new music rides on the momentum of a handful of singles, and the success of their EP’s, 2020’s Sick Hustle, and last year’s Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar. 

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Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.



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