We Are Kin - Bruised Sky

SKU 23-BEM 072
“I was very happy to see We Are Kin announce their new album recently. “…and I know…” was such a joy back in 2016, and I found myself listening to it quite often. It was simply different than anything else released that year.
The band hails from the UK. The lineup includes Emma Brewin-Caddy on vocals, Gary Boast on drums and sound design, Lee Braddock on bass, and Daniel Zambas on keys and vocals. These musicians produce a true flow of music that does not try to “one up” other band members. It’s a fantastic sound that gels and moves together. And guess what? This is their first album that features no guitars at all.
We Are Kin offers a mix of various genres. While there are elements of progressive rock here, much of the music is more in the electronic arena. The band is very good at mixing raw guitars with amber electronic soundscapes, but now they’ve dropped the guitar part. Emma’s vocals are noticeably bluesy in tone, similar to Amy Winehouse (RIP), as are Lee’s bass grooves. So, we end up with a rich album that is full of soul, yet played against slow-burning electronic atmospheres, and you could probably add a hefty dose of pop influence in there, too. It really does not sound like much else out there.
One thing I’ve always noticed about this band is the eccentric song structures they choose. Often enough, a song will take time to get going, even coming across as weak for a minute. However, the song will gain momentum and power and ambiance until the sheer force of it is undeniable.
We Are Kin is making music that doesn’t follow a paradigm or map, and they can end up pretty much anywhere they want. I admire that, and I’m excited to hear more from them.”
  • LabelBad Elephant
  • UPC660042845320
Your Price $15.00

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