Sunday, 9 June 2013


There's a bit of a trend developing for guitar driven pop/rock bands at the moment however many are erring on the side of pop rather than rock so I was pleasantly surprised when I tuned in to Kinchinlay and their recently released single 'Public Execution.  

It's one for the grown ups with it's slow menacing intro building to a crescendo which breaks into even more menacing vocal and guitar work in the style of Killing Joke.  With Mal William's bass the glue that holds it together it's a proper anthem for their fans at the live gigs of which I'm sure there will be news of more soon.

Given that they're only a three piece they've managed to achieve a big, bold 'in your face' sound, so if this track's a taster of what's to come then we're in for a real treat.  Look out Killing Joke 'cause Liverpool's Kinchinlay are after your post-punk crown.  

The follow up track to 'Public Execution' is 'Leave Me Alone' and this one has more of a Radiohead feel to it in the style of the excellent 'Creep'. KynchinLay seem to be reveling in the darker almost psych punk style.  It maintains the mean, moody lyrics and throbbing beat of its predecessor...solid musicianship and well crafted songwriting are a constant, showing a maturity and sustained effort.


August brings the release of 'Dogfathers' and it's taken a body swerve towards ska whilst maintaining the darker lyrics and vocal.  It's almost creepy, in the style of The Specials 'Ghost Town' mixed with a touch of SAHB (I can pay it no finer compliment) and would work well as a single. Good to see them mixing it up a bit and I hope to have some gig news for you soon!

Credit to Liz Phillips for the photography

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