PERFORMANCE DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
VENUE: NOLA’s ROCK BAR: 119 W. Main Street, Urbana IL 61801
What started off as an outlet to write songs that didn’t quite fit the mold of her punk-leaning bands, Nectar emerged as the indie pop solo project of vocalist and guitarist Kamila Glowacki in 2014. Now joined by guitarist Aaron Shults, bassist Isabel Skidmore, and drummer Jake Mott, Nectar has stayed true to their Champaign, IL punk and DIY roots and created a fully realized version of Glowacki’s quick and catchy beginnings. Nectar’s debut full-length, Knocking at the Door, was released in 2018 on Infinity Cat Recordings and mixes elements of powerpop and 90s alternative — reminiscent of bands like Letters to Cleo or That Dog. With bouncy guitar riffs, charming lyrics, and upbeat melodies, Nectar “would have been perfect on the soundtrack for the movie Clueless” (Bandcamp, New & Notable).