Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Saturday, July 08, 2006

New Band Alert: Kiss Kiss

About a week and a half ago I went to Sin-e on the recommendation of a friend. His friends band was playing and he thought I might like them. The band was Kiss Kiss, who I had heard of somewhere before, and since I recognized the name and had nothing better to do I checked them out.

I'm not writing a show review here so I'm not going to go through the whole set. Let me say this though, this band is great live and you should go see them. The energy level is really intense throughout the show. They have a spastic energy wrapped around perfect timing. Most of the time when I hear a band I can pinpoint what they sound like, "they sound like Rancid with Mr. T on vocals and Tina Turner playing trumpet", but I just couldn't figure it out with Kiss Kiss. Dare I say that this band has an original sound (gasp).

Don't get me wrong - you will hear bits and pieces that remind you of other bands. But it only reminds you of other bands it doesn't really sound like them. I noticed several parts that reminded me of Arcade Fire (which apparently applies to every band), there were definite Blood Brothers moments, I think I heard a Bear Vs. Shark thing happening at one point, even a little part that had a System Of A Down thing going on. That said, in whole they sound nothing like any of these bands. It's hard for me to explain a band that doesn't really sound like anyone else - I really heavily on comparisons.

The point is go see this band, go buy their album, and go tell your friends to do the same.

1 comment:

Gram said...

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