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Vinyl release includes CD.

King Champion Sounds "Different Drummer"

RELEASE DATE: February 25, 2014


What if The Fall had garnished their rockabilly grooves with swing-era horns? What is Can played Ghanaian highlife? What if Morricone had scored spaghetti westerns in a Moroccan souk? KING CHAMPION SOUNDS, a Dutch band fronted by Ajay Saggar and G.W.Sok, recombine canonical influences in new contexts. Listen to "Orbit Macht Frei" where the relentless forward krautrock pulse throbs in a dubwise echo chamber, while Sok's word torrent ratchets the tension.

The band came to being at the start of 2013 when Ajay Saggar (Dandelion Adventure / Donkey / The Bent Moustache) was asked if he would open for Mike Watt (ex-Minutemen / fIREHOSE). Rather than choosing to play with his regular band, he wrote an entirely new set of songs and recruited G.W. Sok (former singer of Dutch post-punk/jazz ensemble The Ex) to write the words, a rhythm section and a brass section to boot! The resulting show received widespread praise from both the public and the press, and since then, they have performed with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deerhunter, and The Ex amongst others. Touching on the jams created by The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Limited, King Tubby, this band will set your pulse racing. Don't miss out!!!

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