Having already toured with the much-hyped Jungle and with an imminent tour with London Grammar looming, this Liverpool-based (but multinational) trio are certainly keeping some impressive company. Judging by the strength of this single, which is a slick, well-executed venture into falsetto-driven, leftfield pop/modern boogie, they will no doubt hold their own too. Music for late hazy nights and even more hazy mornings!
Accompanied by a suitably thrummed acoustic guitar, ‘Down’s folky vocal ponders some relationship convolution or other. So far, so down. But K&A know about production balance. What goes low must — to some degree — rise up, and with the track’s leadline, so it does. Way up! So brilliantly is it written and put across that it delivers the moment of the month. And thus the Money Shot it must be.
Colin McKeown has been putting out records for the past five years, mixing musical Detroit influences with sharp dancefloor rhythms — and this release is one of the most well-rounded examples of his work. ‘Distance’ kick-starts the release with firing percussion and passionate chord surges while ‘Neutrino’ sees him veer into dub techno territories, as machine-gun claps provide the backdrop for expansive chords. Finally, the shimmering chords and dreamy pads of ‘Responder’ point to the need for McKeown to finally record an album.
"A great ode to the history of Metalheadz in a modern rolling jacket!"