Premiere: Kestrels – ‘Waiting’

Explosive shoegaze from Canada...

Initially, shoegaze was a name labelled across a very specific set of bands from a very specific area.

Very quickly, though, the sound went global: right now, The Scene That Celebrates Itself can count citadels on just about every continent.

Kestrels hail from Canada, and although the trio aren't a straight shoegaze group by any stretch they've certainly been touched by its influence.

The band's upcoming full length was produced by Alex Bonenfant, and Clash is able to premiere new cut 'Waiting' ahead of its release.

Taut, and extremely precise, 'Waiting' pits layers of effects against an extremely vital, immediate, and visceral sense of songwriting.

Chad Peck explains: "This one came fully formed. I like how elements keep appearing in the short one minute fifty eight second lifespan: listen closely for the Moog synth, quadruple-tracked wah pedals, triple-tracked vocals and Micro Synthesizer guitar sounds. The lyrics are impressionistic and parallel the musical tension that never resolves: waiting for something to happen, waiting to feel something. Echoing Godot, that something never arrives. What are you left with?"

Well, this, presumably. Tune in now.

Kestrels will release their new self-titled album on September 30th.

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