Kindling Announce North American East Coast Tour
w/ Dirty Dishes
Kindling/Kestrels Split EP Out Now
via Noyes Records
Photo: Courtesy of Kindling
Praise for Kindling:
“…mastered the art of delicate-yet-hard-hitting noise.” – Noisey
“…turning a conglomeration of sounds into a rich fog to hide away within.” – Stereogum
“…shimmering shoegaze song that can insert hardcore flair” – AV Club
“…it’s shoegaze with grit, not just haze.” – BrooklynVegan
Kindling have announced a run of North American tour dates starting in June. The Massachusetts band will be taking their wall of tuneful noise on the road up and down the East Coast with fellow shoegaze torchbearers, Dirty Dishes.
Kindling most recently teamed with Halifax’s Kestrels, to release a Record Store Day split EP which is out now via Noyes Records. Kindling‘s contribution includes an original track, “Wait”, and a cover of The Replacement’s classic, “Can’t Hardly Wait”. The songs perfectly capture Kindling‘s ability to harness raw fuzzy noise and lush reverb-drenched atmospherics into a sound that is satisfyingly reminiscent of ’90s shoegaze greats, while also injecting the band’s unique brand of hooks and energy.
Stream the Kindling/Kestrels Split EP via Spotify:
See full list of upcoming Kindling tour dates below.
06/02 New Haven, CT @ Crunch House *
06/03 Washington DC @ Smith Public Trust *
06/04 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 *
06/05 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
06/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville *
06/07 Peterborough, NH @ Thing In The Spring
06/08 Burlington, VT @ Sidebar #
06/09 Montreal, QT @ Atomic Cafe #
06/10 Portland, ME @ Poland St House
06/11 Providence, RI @ Psychic Readings
* w/ Dirty Dishes
# w/ Fred Thomas
Kindling, from rural Western Massachusetts, return on the heels of the 1-2 punch of their 2016 debut LP, Everywhere Else, and its companion EP, No Generation, with a Record Store Day split EP with Halifax’s Kestrels. Kindling’s original contribution is a stunner of a song in “Wait”, a long form rumination on loss and hope that showcases a band that has markedly evolved from three-chord punk rock shoegazers to something much bigger, focused, and composed. Also included is a cover song nodding to a point of inspiration from the past. For Kindling, the choice was “Can’t Hardly Wait” by The Replacements. These two tracks are a perfect teaser for what’s to come for Kindling, a showcase of the band’s affinity for the balance of noise, volume, and atmosphere.