Having taken time out towards the end of 2012, a year that saw Nottingham’s KAGOULE attract the attention of both Radio 1 and XFM, the young three-piece return with the double-A-side, ‘Monarchy’ / ‘Mudhole.‘
These are two BIG songs …. slow-burners in every sense. First up is ‘Monarchy,’ a veritable slab of grunge-inspired noise. Opening with a football-terrace-like drum beat, the clean guitar chimes soon morph into something much more fuzzed-up and sinister. The song rises and falls in intensity, the vocals set slightly back and with subtle distortion, and surrounded by crashing cymbals and raging guitar. It’s heavy all right, but has that kind of anthemic feel to it that will have you singing along without even knowing it.
‘Mudhole‘ is streamed below so there’s no need for much comment from me other than to say that if this indicative of the fruits of their labours, then 2013 could be a very big one in the world of KAGOULE.
(Released through Denizen Recordings on 25th February 2013)