White Ape – Kick It Down – Single Review

It was back in October that the English band – White Ape first appeared on the site. They are releasing a three track single on the 19th – Kick It Down.

White Ape - another photo by Jess Drummond

White Ape – photo by Jess Drummond

Opening with the title track Kick It Down immediately it becomes apparent that White Ape are looking forward to future as the track has a more developmental feel to it, whilst not loosing the traction of previous material. Combining complexities of rhythm with ska the three and a half minutes takes the listener on superb journey of conundrum.


Next is Fighting Fit which takes the audience back into the Lincoln Continental with soft suspension and white-wall tyres. A space in which the quartet have considerable qualities of musicianship as they combine strung out guitars with a foot-tapping tempo.

My pick of the release is Sink in which White Ape, to my ears fuse the darker mood with their familiar dance-step in a track that bursts with energy and acerbity.

This is a release that showcases some new ideas, whilst retaining a connection for established fans. I look forward to the rest of 2015 with White Ape firmly in my ‘must keep in touch with’ list.

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