TRACK OF THE WEEK
Kings – Fall In Fall Out
SOUNDS LIKE – Two Door Cinema Club, Temper Trap, San Cisco
This week I’m taking a look at Kings, a group of indie rockers with a debut single that will make you want to test your voice’s limits and sing along up high. Really high – maybe try it on your own in the car before showing off. After listening to this, anyone who tells you that they wouldn’t enjoy forming a band and grooving out with a few mates on stage like these guys do is straight up talking shit.
With the key ingredients of a modern indie band (drums, guitars and skinny jeans on tap), you could mistakenly think that Kings might then look and sound the same as many of the big bands surging into prominence today. What makes ‘Fall In Fall Out’ such a juicy nugget of cool is its authentic energy – every time I listen to it I get jealous I can’t nod my head and play along to these guitar hooks. There’s nothing second-hand about these guys – a swirling wall of breezy synths and rhythmic guitar in constant support, powerful drum fills that skip along in perfect harmony, and some impressive work on vocals that in the softer verses has been scientifically proven to cause girls’ knees to buckle.
Music like this is meant to be pumped out to chanting festival crowds, a setting which I can’t help but picture Kings taming in years to come with tunes like this. Fingers crossed I’m there to enjoy it.