One of the first tracks I posted up on this blog was ‘Gee Up’ by Kindness. At the time, as it was a pretty old and lesser known track, I was surprised to have heard it on BBC 6 music. Shortly after I found out why I had – Kindness’ first album was about to be released.
I picked the album up a month or so a go and have been giving it quite a few listens. It carries a heavy 80’s influence throughout which I think may be too much for some people, particularly on tracks like ‘That’s Alright’ and almost certainly on the cover version of ‘Anyone Can Fall In Love’ the Anita Dobson, version of the Eastenders theme tune with lyrics. Saying that, I think the point of it is more about its statement than the actual track itself (but I could be wrong). But most of the album stays on the right side of post disco, soul boy action including a chopped up, updated version of ‘Gee Up’ and a surperb slower track, ‘House’. The track I have gone for is the last one on the album ‘Doigsong’. Like ‘Gee Up’ it has got a superb disco bass line driving it along with chic like chopping guitar and a vocal that is just off centre enough to keep it interesting. But it really comes together towards the end, as the elongated break down makes way for an absolutely storming, funk guitar riff. From there it just heads on home. So if you listen, make sure you hang about for the end. A great album, well worth checking out.
Picture from Lastfm
Playlist Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Just me into work today and the luxury of the car at my disposal, so I could select what ever tickled my fancy. I didn’t fancy shuffle today, plus I had been meaning to check out the Kindness album again, so on it went. It fit the journey perfectly and the last guitar licks of ‘Doigsong’ faded out as I parked up.
Playlist: Kindness – World You Need A Change Of Mind (album)