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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

#142: King Blood - Self-titled (EP review)


These days, it seems the term lo-fi is used, more often than not, as a synonym for poor production quality or, even worse, a lack of talent. Too often do bands douse themselves in liberal lashings of under-produced fuzz, migraine inducing drums and other general miscellaneous bullshittery that masquerades as aesthetic decisions made in order to draw attention away from sub-par musicianship. Thankfully, however, Bury St Edmunds' King Blood aren't such a band and, following in the footsteps of other bands from the area such as Keys or Horse Party, they're encompassing a DIY aesthetic that serves only to heighten their genuine lo-fi appreciation.