No Love Lost, the highly anticipated new album by former Glide guitarist Andy Kentler, will be officially released at Yah Yah’s on Saturday 11th October.
Andy Kentler and band will be joined by the enigmatic Brian Henry Hooper (Beasts of Bourbon, Surrealists) and the moody and emotive Rachel Shaw Band. Doors open at 8pm.
Tix available at Yah Yah’s: 99 Smith St Collingwood.
‘No Love Lost’ contains 11 original songs written and produced by Andy Kentler. The LP was tracked to 2” tape by Rob Long and mixed by influential mixer/producer Lindsay Gravina (Rowland S Howard, Magic Dirt, The Living End) at Birdland Studios. The album features Jon Shannon guitar, Nick Blanch bass, Alex Deegan on drums and guest spots by Dave Moll (St.Kilda stalwart), Don Ely (Shivers,Gamma Rays) and the legendary Ed Bates (The Sports) on pedal steel guitar.
As a musician Andy Kentler is known for his work with highly revered Sydney band Glide (sadly disbanded after the death of William Arthur), as bass player with surf/soundtrack instrumental band The Gamma Rays and for his acclaimed debut album ‘Move On’. Here on his second LP he ropes in a bunch of old friends, liquors them up and produces a bunch of well-crafted, memorable songs of varying styles.
Early reviews cite influences as diverse as “ …Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Springsteen and Ray Davies – Getting’ On Home’ is in Petty mode, with slide guitar in the chorus and the Smokey blues style of ‘Invisible’ has a touch of Pink Floyd in its DNA. He excels with story-styled melodies like ‘Marnie & Stan’, ‘Walk Out On Me’ and the memorable ‘Nobody’s Fool’. There is plenty here to recommend, so I would add this to your list of artists to keep your eye on.”
“His music is a fusion of Tom Petty, The Kinks and Big Star and there are plenty of standout tracks here. ‘Gettin’ on Home’ opens the album in Petty style, tough and melodic. ‘Big Hits & Misses’ is brash, radio-ready power pop with a big hooky chorus, and ‘Marnie & Stan’ tells the story of a couple on the run in rocking fashion (with ‘ooh-la-la-la’ backing vocals). Kentler saves the best for the latter part of the album, with ‘Walk Out on Me’ pure power pop in the vein of the aforementioned Chris Richards, and the catchy ‘Nobody’s Fool’ closing things out.”
Andy has played venues large and small over the years, toured Australia and America with Glide playing a premier show at South by South West and supporting international acts such as Blur, The Posies and Luna. He is very excited to launch ‘No Love Lost’ at Yah Yah’s on 11th October
‘No Love Lost’ LP available now on limited edition coloured vinyl, CD and digital download.
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Further dates TBA.