WATCH: King Midas Sound - 'Aroo'
, April 9th, 2013 09:44
Watch the video for the new single from Kevin Martin's King Midas Sound
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."