Wednesday, 30 April 2014

KASSASSIN STREET - SINGLE REVIEW

Kassassin Street - The Royal Handkerchief Ballet 
Kassassin Street - The Royal Handkerchief Ballet

Release Date: 26th May 2014

As pretentious titles go, 'The Royal Handkerchief Ballet' is pretty high up the ladder but there's probably worse out there. Either way, this new single from Southsea quintet is a triumph in moody, sinister indie-rock that makes you want to dance like a loon or at least stare menacingly at that girl with the black nail varnish across the room. The Mediterranean guitars and rhythms mixed with Middle-Eastern melodies blend superbly to create a smoky, mysterious atmosphere that reminds me of the first time I heard U2's 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' which may not sound like a huge compliment to some but that was a definite turning point in my musical education. Bottom line? This is infectious stuff with a serious groove underlying the hypnotic melodies which, if there is any justice in the world, should at least pop up in a cool film to provide the music for a car chase or training montage.

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

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvmmh6T1Weo

Live Dates:
3rd May - The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
6th May - The Alexandra, Southampton
16th May - 93 Feet East, London
15th June - Isle Of Wight festival, Isle Of Wight

24th August - Victorious Festival, Portsmouth 

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