KICK TO KILL: ‘Avalanche’


 KICK TO KILL are a Glasgow band that have been quietly garnering more and more critical acclaim with national radio airplay from the likes of Tom Robinson and Jim Gellatly. And having racked up main support slots to such luminaries as The Fall, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Damned and John Cooper Clarke, they have further developed a loyal and ever increasing fan-base. 

‘Avalanche’ is the precursor to the band’s debut album which will be released in mid May, and from what I can recollect (having seen them play live on only the one occasion) is pretty typical of what they are all about – a sort of ass-kicking, rockin’ Joy Division if you like. Vocalist Dave Cook even reminded me a little of Ian Curtis. 

But there’s no point in me banging on about the band and their music when you can hear / see it below, is there? All I would say is that ‘Avalanche’ was a bit of a ‘grower’ for me, so be patient if it doesn’t grab you straight away. It will – in that inimitable Glasgow fashion! 

(Released through Flowers In The Dustbin Records on 14th May 2012) 

(8.5 / 10) 

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