Wednesday 26 March 2014

The New Hellfire Club - Brahma Kamal

The band tagline promises 'melancholia' and 'psychedelia' which conjures up fuzzed-out, empty pill-jar Mary Chain. While those influences are evident, actually the songcraft and production is pop-fresh and clean. This combo can only be a good thing for the radio playlisters.
'Brahma Kamal' is reminiscent of early 90's Primal Scream, the skittering, indie-shuffle, wood-block drums, delayed guitar-noodling and Americanised sneering vocals with call-and-answer backing. Don't think you've got the band nailed down though.
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menu du jour on Soundcloud and each of their songs has a different edge. As with many promising bands, you can hear the individual influences combined. Does this mean a band in flux, finding their feet or is this it? We could find out from their debut album that they plan to drop in Summer 2014.
Well, we've been sitting on this post for a few weeks now and it seems like the right time to pull this Northampton band into the light (Northampton again - the new centre of rock and roll?).
Their stand-out debut single 'WeAreNotWhatWeAre' has been flying around the air courtesy of the eminent Tom Robinson and the always-spot-on Amazing Radio and there's certainly a feeling of momentum building.

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