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WATCH: King Midas Sound - 'Aroo'
The Quietus , April 9th, 2013 09:44

Watch the video for the new single from Kevin Martin's King Midas Sound

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Kevin Martin's King Midas Sound project recently announced that they've signed to Ninja Tune, the home of Martin's long-running doom-dancehall project The Bug, for the upcoming release of their second album. In advance of the album, whose details are still to be announced, Ninja are set to release a 12" containing two new tracks on Record Store Day, 20th April. The lead track is titled 'Aroo', and it's the most direct and pop-friendly track we've heard from the group to date, putting their tectonic dynamics to the service of a structured song. We're pleased to be able to offer you the first view of the video for 'Aroo' - watch it via the embed above. The track is paired with a rather more downbeat B-side, entitled 'Funny Love'.

This 12" will contain the group's first new material since 2009's Waiting For You, a generally introspective affair that found vocalists Kiki Hitomi and Roger Robinson trading lines amid pulsing sub-bass and frosty washes of synthetic fog. In the time since, they've established themselves as one of the Quietus' favourite live bands - of last year's show at Tilburg's Incubate Festival, we wrote "in the years since [the release of their debut], their live incarnation has undergone a Hulk-style bodyshock, blasted with radiation until its muscles swell to near-bursting point and the sonic overspill from the stage hits the audience as wave upon wave of toxic particulate matter. Tonight, they absolutely shred."


Apr 10, 2013 8:57am

This is superhuge and addictive.

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Apr 10, 2013 6:29pm

Great song, great video. News of a new album is great and long, long-awaited. Hallelujah. Can't wait to hear it. Was blown away grinning by The Bug at the Roundhouse the other week, the main attraction not Squarepusher.

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