releases her new album, no static
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P4
Solo show: 8 pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
The founder of the early 90s Vancouver indie pop band Hazel Motes, kele fleming combines her literate folk rock sensibilities with the Baroque pop melodies of Ron Yamauchi (Insomniacs, Soreheads) for a new project that is truly the best of both worlds. Ron’s catchy compositional style perfectly balances the earnestness of kele’s often introspective lyrics, which touch at times on topics such as social alienation and the marginalization of women. Kele’s musical calling cards remain her jangly electric guitars – a throwback to the days when indie meant raw – and her voice, a majestic instrument of seemingly-limitless force and dexterity that can shift from choir girl naiveté to early Sinead O’Connor-style edge in seconds.