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KYOTE – 3 song CD (www.kyote.net)

Posted: September 4th, 2005, by Chris S

Beautifully packaged CDR release/demo callitwhatyouwant. It has a hand written quote inside it, mine’s from Woody Allen. I hope it’s a different one in each CD.
Kyote play a sort of downbeat indie rock that recalls Arab Strap if I was being lazy (I’m sure that’s the not the first time they’ve heard that) though The New Year is a better comparison due to the economy of the playing (it states the EP was recorded live).
The band sounds a little embyonic at times, the riffs are sometimes of the kind where they go exactly where you think they will. In a time of insanely complex mathematical bands who end up sounding like a Spectrum 48K cassette loading, this is no bad thing. And like The New Year and Bedhead there’s this tension created by the band constantly sounding like they could suddenly drop a rock-out with no problems at all, they’re just choosing not to. Good stuff.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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