The A to Z of Great British Rock: K is for Kong

Posted on March 15, 2013


K is for Kong

Out of all of the bands that will be listed here in, I don’t think there is a single one that comes as close as Kong to ‘not for the faint hearted’. Everything, from the viscious distorted mess audio to the viscious distorted mess aesthetic to the unintelligable babblings, is built to be unpalatable to the passive viewer. Music for people who want to care deeply about what they are listening to. A whole package, that to most will look very intricate and it very well may be, but could also just be a thrown together drunken mess. And that’s the beauty of Kong, you are never really entirely sure what is going on. This would all be moot if the music was a sack of dogger, but they back it all up with some of the most exciting unhinged noise this country has ever produced. They are helped by possessing one of the finest drummers of a generation, and a front duo that are positively fearless in their mongering. Joyful, in the most horrific way.

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