Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Norway Power Pop: The Kwyet Kings - Cherrypie 1995 (Screaming Apple Records) Flac & mp3@320
All good Kinks fans need not be told this band’s name is a play on the British group’s Kwyet Kinks EP, which was released in the fall of 1965. The Kwyet Kings were obviously dedicated followers of Kinks fashion, and such an influence is not only evident in their handle, but their cool music as well.
Based out of Norway, the band came together in the early 1990s and went onto spawn a rope of singles, three full-length albums and a compilation of 45s during their livelihood, which lasted until the end of the decade.
As far as I’m concerned, there are no duds clogging the Kwyet Kings catalog, but their second album, Cherrypie, is the one that especially turns my crank.
Surging forth with nimble and quick performances, accented by a fetching fusion of belly-rumbling power pop rhythms and sugar-fueled garage rock energy, every song on the disc chimes, crunches and crackles with vim and vigor.
The tunes, which share tales of love and lack of love, are short, compact and dangerously infectious. Choppy guitar riffs sit knee to knee with strident drum fills, while the vocals and harmonies are spunky and excitable.
The Kwyet Kings were a great band, and Cherrypie documents them at the top of their game.(Beverly Paterson somethingelsereviews.com)
Actually all said in the review. This is top notch power pop. Grab it
Frank Flac p1 & Flac p2 - mp3@320