THE KHE SANH APPROACH- I am Demo Suzuki
Wow. The political record just got a bit funky. Whilst it is true that
this Bury St Edmunds quartet still largely bask in the shouty-young-upstarts
end of the musical spectrum, what is essentially DIY noisemongery meets
New Wave desolation is unexpectedly spattered with cute synth sounds
and brings the listener into the 21st century with a groove, made in
a way that music this trashy was meant to be listened to. Though for
the likes of me, that wakes up late on a Saturday just in time to watch
the EastEnders I recorded the previous night before Strictly Dance Fever
comes on, it is never going to translate. I prefer something a little
Luckily, there are a lot of people that prefer more of a message in
their music than empty glitter and spangle. For example, mantras like
"Hotel full of cops" and "Marie Celeste" show off
an intelligent lyrical content that goes against the grain, which will
definitely appeal to pissed off members of both younger and older generations.
And with support slots with the likes of the equally as jagged Miss
Black America, The KSA are definitely set to become a staple part of
the discerning gig-goer's diet in these here parts. Why? I'll leave
that up to you. Because, personally, I am just never going to get rid
of the cynical feeling that suggests that such bands are at risk of
signifying the rise of the idiots that they are rebelling against, perhaps
overdosing on episodes of Nathan Barley and actually verging on becoming
a pastiche of the angry war protester. Now that's controversy for you.
Freedom of speech and all that.