Lords Kitchner, a four-piece indie prog rock group, have dropped their debut self-titled album.
The LP comes in advance of their upcoming Western Canadian tour and their showcase at JUNOfest this weekend in Moose Jaw.
Despite the ‘prog’ label, the songs on the album are heavy on the melody despite retaining the wandery, ubiquitous guitar leads that are synonymous with the genre. Even better, there is a mid 2000’s post-rock influence, reminiscent of several late, great Regina groups such as Sylvie and Despistado.
In lieu of prog, Lords Kitchner are more akin to a pop group that takes traditional songwriting structure and throws it out the window along with the map and the questionable contents of the van ashtray.
Bassist Andrew Fyvie says the band recorded in an Edmonton home studio, going for what he calls a “vintage vibe.”
“For this album we were influenced by big riffs coming from bands like Rush, Thin Lizzy, Jimi Hendrix, The Police, Pink Floyd, Yes, and Van Halen, and some newer bands like Tera Melos and Tame Impala,” says Fyvie.
In addition to their JUNOfest showcase in Moose Jaw, Lords Kitchner are hitting the road for a Western Canadian tour, along with Vancouver Prog Rock band Redrick Sultan on select dates.
“Our plan is to play as many shows as possible before the year is done, with a few mini-tours and an Eastern Canada tour in the fall,” says Fyvie. “We should be getting geared up to record a full length come winter.”
Lords Kitchner tour dates:
April 19 – Moose Jaw, SK – Bobby’s Place
April 23 – Regina, SK – O’Hanlon’s
April 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Studio Music Foundation
April 28 – Calgary, AB – Verns
April 30 – Kamloops, BC – Bailey’s Pub
May 1 – Surrey, BC – Olympia (Pizza) Bar & Grill
May 2 – Duncan, BC – Duncan Garage Showroom
May 3 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
May 4 – Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club
May 5 – Vancouver, BC – Woods Studio
May 8 – Calgary, AB – New Black Centre
May 9 – Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar
May 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis
May 11 – Moose Jaw, SK – The Park Hotel