TRURO - They've just returned from a few shows in England and are set to release their album next week.
Kestrels – an indie rock band consisting of brothers Devin, 23, and Chad Peck, 29, of Lornevale, and Halifax's Paul Brown, 26 – have their latest album, A Ghost History, coming out on Tuesday.
"It's been ready since about October and we thought we would have to release it ourselves," said Chad. "We flew up to Toronto to play a Christmas party for a friend at a record label and when we were finished, (the label) said they were signing us. It was pretty exciting."
The original band formed back in 2007, however, this version of the band has only been together for about six months. They just signed with Sonic Unyon Records of Hamilton, Ont.
Chad, who plays guitar and sings on the album, said the band started recording it in late 2010 and features 11 original songs.
"Half the songs were recorded in a studio in Halifax, while the other half were recorded in my house," he said, adding he owns his own independent label.
With their new album coming out, the band is prepping for a tour throughout the Maritimes and Ontario.
But one of the band's highlights came last weekend when it played three shows in England.
"We played two nights in Liverpool and one in London. It was amazing."
When Chad was younger, most of his favourite bands came from England.
"To play there, it was just wonderful. It was incredible and the crowds were really receptive. We got to see some of the sights as well and we played an amazing bar in London. It was better than we thought it would be."
Once released, A Ghost History will be available on CD and vinyl, as well as downloadable from iTunes.
"We wanted it on vinyl and it's this cool, white package," said Chad.
For more information on the Kestrels or to order A Ghost History, visit www.kestrels.ca.