About Kestrels

Canadian band Kestrels play driving, melodic indie rock influenced by Sloan and Ash, with a slight dusting of hazy, shoegaze-influenced guitar textures. They formed in 2008 and initially consisted of guitarist/vocalist Chad Peck and bassist/drummer Adam Hartling (both of the Medium Mood) along with drummer/bassist/vocalist Marcus Fiddes. This lineup recorded the band's debut 7" single "Seaside," which was released by Peck's label Noyes Records. In 2009, Kestrels contributed a cover of "I Am the Cancer" to Sloan tribute album Take It In, and the band released their debut full-length Primary Colours. 7" EP The Solipsist appeared at the end of 2010, at which point Peck was accompanied by bassist Kirstan Moore and drummer Paul Brown. In 2011, Peck began releasing material with his new project, We Need Secrets. Kestrels still remained active, and with the addition of bassist Devin Peck, second album A Ghost History appeared in 2012. The album was Kestrels' first to be co-released by Sonic Unyon, and it featured a guest appearance from Ash's Tim Wheeler. 12" EP The Moon Is Shining Our Way appeared in 2014. Kestrels' self-titled third album was released in 2016, and featured guest appearances from Elliott Frazier and Alex Gehring of Ringo Deathstarr. ~ Paul Simpson

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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