Our pals KAPPA CHOW from Sackville, New Brunswick in Canada are back with their second 7″ on Kiss the Void Records, Jump. The single is limited to just 200 pieces.
Thinking back to their first 7″ in 2014, the band has taken a new angle with Jump. They’ve changed up the pace and honed in a sound that now appears to be all their own. Their previous single kept the punk spirit around, but I wouldn’t truly use the word ‘punk’ to describe anything on this 7″. The rhythms are tribal-like and primitive and frontwoman Halcyon Averill takes the reigns and howls away while Joe Chamandy adds backup vocals.
This 7″ has me thinking of Uncle Bad Touch (or UBT) with the bright synth… or whatever that airy, flute-like sound is. It’s a crucial element to the song, providing a soothing element and offering the perfect juxtaposition to the scraggly guitar fuzz scattered on top. Despite their utter differences they make it work and quite seamlessly at that. B-side “Nothing Better To Do” speeds up only slightly and it’s held together by the rattle of Averill’s tambourine. The bass lines are spring-loaded and muddy and the wiry fuzz guitars are just slightly more prominent. Give the A-side a spin below and you will too will be ready for your leap into the void.
My Rating: SS
Genre/ Tags: Pop, Garage Rock, Punk
Jump 7″: Tracklist:
2.) Something Better To Do
BUY the 7″ on Discogs or e-mail Joe – jchamandy AT hotmail DOT com
SD Showcase + Kappa Chow 7″