Initially the side project of Kamila Glowacki, Nectar began with a four-track, self-titled cassette. A prolific musician and artist in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois DIY scene, Glowacki started Nectar as an outlet to write songs that didn’t quite fit her punk-leaning bands.
No longer a solo endeavor, vocalist/guitarist Glowacki is now joined in Nectar by guitarist Aaron Shults, bassist Isabel Skidmore, and drummer Jake Mott. The band teamed up with Nashville’s Infinity Cat Recordings in early 2018 to release their debut full-length Knocking at the Door, a charming ten-track release that stays true to the project’s catchy beginnings and DIY roots.
With a sound that harkens back to the likes of Cub, Blake Babies, and Tiger Trap, Nectar confront loneliness and sadness head-on over the course of Knocking’s ten tracks, armed with bouncy guitar riffs, charming lyrics, and catchy melodies as simple and sweet as the band’s name.
Knocking at the Door sees the full realization of a band that has long embraced exploring sadness through short songs and fast riffs, each track a new anthem for learning to grow and conquer loneliness.