Monday, 31 March 2014

KAGOULE - SINGLE REVIEW

Kagoule - Encave 
Kagoule - Encave

Nottingham is a place I've been to a gig in as many times as I've been there. Fact. It's also where noisy upstarts Kagoule hail from. Another fact. This latest single, 'Encave', is a triumph of angular guitar riffs, fuzzy bass lines and powerhouse drums that don't let up. The guitar work delights in its defiance of convention as much as early Biffy Clyro did as the time signatures get ripped up to give preference to creativity and, quite possibly, spontaneity. There is a real lo-fi 90s American feel to this tune which I find hard to resist but am slightly disappointed not to hear either Steve Lamacq or John Peel take a deep breath and then say something like "what a cracking tune" right at the end. I can see Kagoule getting a real cult following and I hope that's backed up with enough commercial success to allow them to keep going and not become bitter office workers who once had a shot.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/kagoule/encave

Live Dates:

5th April - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
17th April - Lock Tavern Festival @ Lock Tavern, London
19th April - Record Store Day @ Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, Nottingham
25th April - 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

1st May - Liverpool Sound City @ Zanzibar, Liverpool

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