Monday 19 November 2012

The Kitchen Collective - Falling Deeper

Single review by KevW

Not the most German of band names is it, The Kitchen Collective? But that's what this trio have gone for. Currently splitting their time between Cologne and Paris, the three are originally from the German town of Würzburg and began putting ideas down over the seeming tranquility of cups of tea and coffee to keep them warm during the continental chill of winter, and perhaps it's this that led to the name (or maybe they're big fans of Kitchens Of Distinction?). Either way, they seem to be Anglophiles of sorts, and not just because of their love for a nice cup of char. Both band name and lyrics are also in English, which of course makes them that little bit more appealing to us here in Blighty.

'Falling Deeper' is taken from their debut album 'Camp Gould Sentinel Mountains' which is completed and set for a release before too long, hopefully before the year is out. This single suggests good things to come, with The Kitchen Collective taking elements from indiepop and alt-folk as well as more thoughtful and diverse acts. So we get acoustic guitars, but no dull strumming; this is all about clattering drums, delicate harmonies and being drunk at 8am, such is the despair of lost love. It's not crying over your cuppa, they inject some passion and some depth into this song, and as such it avoids being trapped by a genre and suggests the arrival of an enticing new prospect.

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