Kindler, The Past Six Years, Stammerings
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
North Carolina’s newest Ambient Progressive Rock experience, In Waves, has set off full steam ahead and is hoping to steal the eyes, ears, and hearts of its local and regional music enthusiasts. Drawing similarities to distinguished artists such as Saosin, Conditions & Secret & Whisper. In Waves’ Euphoric rhythms, dreamy delay-filled leads will cut through the distortion of your commonplace Friday or Saturday night headlining band.
For fans of: Rush, Tool, Mastodon
As their name would suggest, Kindler is a band concerned with creation. In a world as transient as music, they focus on the creation of lasting moments. Their efforts have produced songs that are timeless pieces both intellectual and emotional, accessible and complex, grandiose and personal. Brothers Nick and Stephen Wiley (formerly of Wake of Redemption), along with Cameron Fitzpatrick (of TITAN,... We Are Masked) and David Hill (TITAN) came together with a desire to create something powerful and were not disappointed with the results. The band has a sound entirely of their own, but pay homage to the symphonic ambition in YES, emotional release of ISIS, raw power of Mastodon, rhythmic complexity of TOOL, melodicism of Fair To Midland and Karnivool, and the intensity and tonal experimentation of Opeth.
Kindler are believers in the power of performance to create moments that are larger than life, and pour all of themselves into their shows in pursuit of that power. Every performance is treated like the most important moment of their careers, as the audience deserves nothing less. The same can be said of their songwriting. Every note has meaning, every lyric painstakingly chosen. They feel this attention to detail and craft will only add to the impact their music gives. When recorded, this gives each song a feeling of total completion, that nothing has been left out, and nothing could have been different. With the release of their EP “Afterglow”, the band plans to show the world exactly how powerful their music is, and what they want to create.
The Past Six Years
For fans of: Mayday Parade, Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday
The Past Six Years formed in the summer of 2012 when guitarist/vocalist Blake Matthews decided he was ready to get the ball rolling again on a new band. Coming traditionally from a more mainstream hard rock background, Blake felt it was time to try something new. He wanted to form a band that combines rock, pop punk, alternative and emo to create a new sound that was compatible with many different people. He quickly recruited his former bandmates Kyle Daubenspeck (bass), Travis Houle (drums), and old acquaintance Will Garlick to play rhythm guitar.
Over the next year, the band honed their set and played several shows including the 7000 capacity Koka Booth Amphitheater, Motorco, Deep South and The Southland Ballroom. In the spring of 2013 the band began working on their debut EP “Songs Of Love & Heartache”, a concept EP following a relationship from it’s beginning stages through it’s ending stages. With their EP finished, the band is now focused on sharing it’s passion and music with as many people as possible.
Stammerings started out with Warren Sharp hearing Darious Cox in a practice room on the second day of fall semester 2012 while at NCCU. 4 months of musical experimentation, members coming in and then out, gigging with other musicians, and finally a solid member. Kenny Wheeler started paying with the group in February of 2013 and since then there has been a disappearing guitarist that comes rarely to rehearsals and then when someone is making electronic music, shows up and drinks the beer and eats the doughnuts. So we are Darious Cox, Kenny Wheeler, and Warren Sharp and these are our Stammerings in music.