Ahead of their new album Petty Crimes, due for release out April 21st, UK rockers Kill for Eden have just provided a sure temptation to anticipate and explore its body with new single Woke Up Alone. A magnetic slice of fire lined melody and captivating contrasts, the song is impassioned rock ‘n’ roll, as much punk as pop and hard rock in its character and thoroughly enjoyable.
London based and formed in 2012, the quartet have an already well-received pair of EPs and self-titled album under their belt, releases along with their live presence which has earned praise and support from fans and media alike. With Woke Up Alone as a clue, the upcoming album feels like it could be a step to wider recognition and richer attention, especially if it builds and pushes further the growth of sound and imagination found in their new single.
A crash of guitar and soaring harmonies is the first spark grabbing the imagination, a lively lure which soon settles into a calm moment of melodic strumming alongside Lyla D’Souza’s magnetic voice. Julian Palmer’s bass soon brings its brooding essence to the blossoming mix before a subsequent eruption of emotion and intensity. It is never near being a storm, as riffs sizzle, Dave Garfield Bown continuing to cast his melodic web while drummer Wally Miroshnikov has control in his swings yet that punk essence is a bold and forceful edge to a moment and chorus which is equally new wave like in its catchiness and warmth. D’Souza also continues to impress and captivate, her fire perfectly ebbing and flowing with the rise and simmer of the sounds around her.
As the song increases its hold with every listen, its infectious side in many ways reveals kinship with the Buzzcocks, more importantly it also wakes up an appetite to see what Petty Crimes has in store; more of the same would go down very well.
Woke Up Alone is out now with Petty Crimes released April 21st.
Upcoming Live Dates:
Thursday 4 May – The 100 Club, London W1, supporting The Barnstormers. (album launch)
Saturday 6 May – Hanwell Hootie Festival – London
Friday 19 May – The Great Escape Brighton (pm) & The Iron Road – Evesham (eve)
Friday 26 May – Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe
Tuesday 30 May – The Horn – St. Albans
Pete RingMaster 30/03/2017
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