These Kings – Home/There’s a Light in That Pile of Snow
“…odd but utterly lovely post-rock, devoid of the pretention that sometimes infests the genre and infected with the love of a lot of different genres…”
Brummie lads These Kings have had a lot of love thrown in their general direction, for good reason, their odd but utterly lovely post-rock, devoid of the pretention that sometimes infests the genre and infected with the love of a lot of different genres.
Home is a curious one alright, muted notes and rimshots giving a curious, ear-rousing prelude to some gorgeous clean-tone guitar and dense synth bass, twisting nicely once again and without warning into a danceable, mathy post-punk, punctuated with fuzzy low-end and some heart-stopping post-rock riffing. An absolute joy. Likewise, There’s a Light in That Pile of Snow is an immensely likeable piece of work, a smile-inducingly jaunty and warm effort made all the more awesome for gentle hand-clapping, taking the listener by the hand and leading you down the path of textures and sounds that follow. Wonderful.
Punchy, crystal-clear production simply brings this record to life, even at MP3 bitrates, and adds to some very evident raw talent that really, really makes it all the easier to recommend this so hard to you, dear reader. Because it’ll shortly feel like sitting down with an old friend and chatting away. In fact, throw it on next time you’ve a few mates over and see what happens.
Drop-d Rating: 7/10
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