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KAGOULE – ‘Strange Entertainment’ Album Review

KAGOULE – Strange Entertainment

KagouleThe long-awaited second album from Nottingham trio Kagoule is Strange Entertainment due to be released on 26th October 2018 on Alcopop! Records.

The opening track, Egg Hunt, moves along to an eclectic guitar riff, plainspoken/sung vocals and meanders into varying rhythmic rooms creating an overall spectacle of indie-rock with some hints of Magazine, The Fall and Joy Division. On Bad Saliva there is an undertone of 1960s psychedelia in the melodies but with some indie guitars creating some 2018 noisepop! The psychedelic vibe is maintained on Too New, Too Soon with some shoegaze effects whilst It’s Not My Day features a fuzzy bass guitar, female lead vocals and a crunching set of riffs and melodies that work really well together!

The prominent bass is the feature on Superhuman driving forward the song with aplomb as the male/female vocal interaction adds layers of intrigue to the varied rhythms and riffs and the super Monsieur Automaton develops into a soaring and powerful track with monster riffs. With Magnified, Kagoule slow things up a tad to deliver some strong chords and those intertwined male/female vocals are enticing and interesting whereas Balance tries a more atonal approach with a laid back vocal.

On Repent! Said The Insect Man, the band channel The Fall and Art Brut with edgy riffs and beats and the album concludes with Strange Was The Time where a laid back traditional English folk song atmosphere is given the full indie treatment creating a satisfying conclusion to an interesting indie album.

 

Check out Kagoule at the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/KagouleUK

https://kagoule.bandcamp.com/

 

Strange Entertainment 2018 Tour Dates:

Oct 31st – Leeds – Wharf Chambers

Nov 01st – Manchester – The Eagle Inn

Nov 02nd – Liverpool – EBGB’s

Nov 03rd – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

Nov 07th – Margate – Tom Thumb Theatre

Nov 08th – Brighton – Prince Albert

Nov 09th – Portsmouth – The Loft

Nov 10th – Southampton – Heartbreakers

Nov 11th – Bristol – Rough Trade

Nov 19th – London – Moth Club

 

 

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