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"Featured Live Review March 2007"

...Bouncing around the stage, they played a lively set that had many crowd members jostling one another while yelling approval for the band... Kilbourne expertly balanced both abrasiveness and tunefulness in their brand of hardcore. Later in the show, the group charged through a version of "Fat Kids on Quads" from last year's Fashion Police Brutality EP that showed their sharp form, shifting from gut-wrenching roars to rich harmonies and earning wide applause. - Exclaim! Magazine

"Review-- Kilbourne: Fashion Police Brutality"

This is a follow-up EP to full-length masterpiece Measure of Health, and there's no question that this Calgary act have returned with more layers of aggression and complexity... Kilbourne's sound has become more angular, elaborate and involved. The result is that same spasmodic whirl that erupted in a thousand jagged fragments, but now with more razor-sharp edges that slice through each frenetic moment, turning the whole thing into a sadistic little package that glistens and heaves under a thousand beads of sweat. Each song here is an impossibly intense explosion, a marriage of the roughest and yet most intricate details. The momentum here is furious and full of Kilbourne's usual attitude and intelligence, which both ooze through every scream and crash on Fashion. The songwriting is impressive as ever, with breakneck drums, hammering basslines, vocals that could kill, and that dangerous pair of guitars. - Exclaim! Magazine


Measure of Health (2005, No List Records)
Fashion Police Brutality (EP, 2006, No List Records)
New Noise of the North (7", 2006, No List Records)



In just four years, Calgary, Alberta’s Kilbourne have established a name for themselves as the proverbial “little band that could”. Powered entirely on their own blood, sweat, and the fortitude of their Chevy Astro-Van, the band has toured Canada coast-to-coast three times, supplemented by countless mini-tours; charted at #6 on nationwide campus radio; shared the stage with heavyweights such as Death By Stereo (Epitaph), Choke (Smallman) and Jucifer (Reprise); played multiple Warped Tour dates; and released a full-length, an EP, and a 7” on Winnipeg indie noise label, No List Records. Their releases have been hailed by the Calgary Herald as “genuinely smart… with a sharp, raging edge” and by Exclaim as “a masterpiece…an impossibly intense explosion… full of attitude and intelligence”.

After this many years in the trenches, attention is finally being deflected away from the band’s gender (yes, rock journalists, they are all female, young, and photogenic) and onto the sound: a blast of heavily distorted but musically literate hooks, equal parts post-punk and rock’n’roll, topped off by frontwoman Trez’s signature paint-peeling scream.

2008 saw the band win the prestigious X92.9 Xposure contest, netting them a spot on the main stage at Virginfest. This spring, Kilbourne will be releasing their second full length album and touring nationally in support of it.