The US indie-rock project King Neptune released their début single – Black Hole on the 20th.
Shovel up the speakers before hitting play and revel in the sounds of King Neptune.
I often moan about British Bands who attempt a US accent ending up with something that sounds as-though it had drifted in from the Sargasso Sea. From New York, sounding as though born within earshot of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow, the vocals of Ian Kenny are able to access the breadth of the Atlantic, whilst retaining a firm foothold in Staten Island, prior to heading south to Houston (Texas), but there is far more to Black Hole than a voice capable of mimicry as the material is of distinct originality.
Contemplating of the dawning realisation that, that which was held on a pedestal has become a faint parody of its own image and as the track develops so the music breaks down – finishing on an acoustic one string finger-slide. Rarely are bands with many years behind them able to describe both vocally and instrumentally the auditory commentary of the concept behind the thought process with such mastery.
Given this début single King Neptune is a name to keep to the fore and I advise getting to know them at the early stages of their development.
I wish them every success in their journey and hope to be able to come back in due course with more detailed consideration when there are a few more songs around.