The Australian rockers Accidental President will be releasing the single (plus two remixes of a previous track) – The King is Dead on the 22nd.
Taking a scythe to the world of geopolitical posturing Accidental President deliver, in the title track and opener, a stinging rebuke which is coated in the leather jacket that is heavy-metal – turn up the speakers – and head-bang for the next four and almost two thirds minutes.
Since being introduced earlier this year Kill Your Boyfriend have released the LP The King Is Dead.
The last of the ten tracks – Rudolph is precisely of the style as brooding tempestuous bass is joined by even darker synths which spread their way around the room in menacing smears as the vocal half chants like a deranged stalker mumbling in the shadows.
As mentioned in their initial introduction when I had been given the opportunity to hear half of King Is Dead it sounded as though it was a ‘must’ – now the full album is around – it most certainly is an acquisition worth adding to the collection.
Matteo Scarpa and Antonio Angeli from Treviso in Italy form the core of the dark-rock band Kill Your Boyfriend.
Kill Your Boyfriend – The King Is Dead – artwork
Set up your speakers correctly and you will find Kill Your Boyfriend spearing barbs at you from across all angles with sounds emerging from differing perspectives and there is a definite need for a sub-woofer to be straining at the leash. The dark undercurrents of sound are matched by spikes in hard working tweeters which allows the band to offer music which takes the audience on a travelogue of emotional context ranging from despondency to flashing green-eyed jealousy.
Taking their band name to a literal sense – songs are either titled as a male name or Deathlist 1, 2, etc. and having been around since 2011 that is quite a few folks to get through. The material works for its very emotional turmoil as Kill Your Boyfriend work through a series of the grudges and anxieties of life in stupendous wraps of music that keep you looking over your shoulder, just in case your name is on the list.
A new LP is scheduled for release on the 29th of September – The King Is Dead and having had the opportunity to wander through the just over half an hour ten track release, I can commend this to your library of must have music. If your name is Rudolf you may wish to be more circumspect as there is just under six minutes of thought process.