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The Kents are an emerging force on the Canadian musical landscape that call on anthemic intimacy. Hailing from Lindsay, Ontario, the four-piece indie rock band explore many of the existential crises one experiences when they’re young on their EP Within Waves. Says lead singer Warren Frank of the new release, “it’s like those classic coming-of-age Breakfast Club-type films.” Awkwardly dissolving romances, the impact of family, and tests of personal faith are just some of the topics tackled on the Within Waves’ five songs.
It’s thoughtful, meaningful music from a band whose songs fit comfortably on a playlist next to the likes of Foals, My Morning Jacket and Broken Social Scene, and who could share a stage with those acts just as easily. In 2016, The Kents independently released their debut WAKING EP, which encapsulates lyrical explorations of family, loss and separation from the comfort of adolescence with a hook-hungry, pop filter that controls the chaos. They have been featured on the Apple Music's Rising Stars + Breaking Indie, Spotify's Best of 2016 Viral Hits, New Noise, Rock Your Block, Indie All Stars and Indie Radar playlists; Hockey Night in Canada and Canada's Walk Of Fame Emerging Artist. Recently, they appeared on Live at the Verge on SIRIUSXM and The Strombo Show with George Stroumboulopoulos. They've shared the stage for sold-out shows with The Sheepdogs, The Trews, The Strumbellas, The Elwins, The Fast Romantics and Hollerado. With new music to unveil to the world, the band hits the road with a renewed sense of purpose.