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Alt-Pop duo Pillow Fite bring pal Terra Spencer along with them to celebrate the release of a new single at The Carleton on Friday, March 3rd. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $20 + HST.
The alt-pop duo Pillow Fite is aptly named: like the activity itself, they wield softness and make it sting.
Art Ross (they/them) and Aaron Green (he/him) come from disparate backgrounds and musical forms, meeting in the middle to comprise a band that’s tender and fierce, exuberant and gentle. Green—a veteran of the Halifax rock scene, the guitar anchor of Floodland and Hello Delaware—and Ross—a rookie trans songwriter with an acoustic guitar—started writing songs together over text, by accident.
Pillow Fite emerged publicly at the start of 2021 with its non-binary gender-subverting aesthetics already in place and a languid lead single in Playing the Fool. Halifax, a town built on. and stuck in, rock music made by men, responded with supportive fervour, selling out back-to-back shows that saw the duo expand its sound with help from the scene’s most in-demand players. Pillow Fite’s debut EP is Flutter, is out now.
Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer was recruited as a backup singer while scooping ice cream at a music festival. She can make you feel knee-to-knee with her in a room of 5 or 500 with her butterscotch vibrato, deft fingerstyle guitar, church bench piano, sly humour, and ‘70s wood-paneled warmth.
She has become a sought-after studio musician, co-writer, producer, and workshop facilitator. Terra’s self-produced second album Chasing Rabbits won Music Nova Scotia’s Folk Recording of the Year and received nominations for ECMA Folk Recording of the Year and CFMA Contemporary Singer of the Year. Her song Feels Like Home was named the 2021 Blues and Roots Radio International Song of the Year.
“The real deal.” – Ron Sexsmith