Die Shellsuit, Die!

An Alternative Music Magazine

Junior

Kaki King

Just looking at the song titles (and the album art, truth be told), it would appear that what we have here is the very worst kind of Emo schlock - all Jesus Christ poses and Clearasil.

Thankfully, what we have is an album more reminiscent of the great Throwing Muses and Belly with, dare I say it, some guitar lines St. Richard Thompson wouldn’t pass over during instrumentals of understated atmosphere (Everything Has An End. . ., for example). It makes for a refreshing mix - King’s adequate-indie voice isn’t overstretched - and pulls quite a Janus trick in its attitude to the future and the past. Let’s hope she continues with the imaginative trip and doesn’t get sucked in by any more Miley Cyrus jobs.

Listen: www.myspace.com/kakiking