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WATCH: New Kitchens Of Distinction
Laurie Tuffrey , August 6th, 2013 08:07

First look at the video for Japan To Jupiter from new album Folly

On September 30, seminal art rock trio Kitchens Of Distinction will be releasing their first new material in 19 years with their album Folly, out via 3 Loop Music, and we're excited to host the video for the first track taken off the album - have a watch of 'Japan To Jupiter', the result of their fans trawling their photo albums from 20 years ago and sending in a few nostalgia-tinted images, above.

The band released four studio albums, Love Is Hell, Strange Free World, The Death Of Cool and Cowboys And Aliens, over ten years, eventually splitting in 1996, with frontman Patrick Fitzgerald going on to release material under the name Stephen Hero.

Late last year, the band confirmed that they had reunited and were working on new material. Says Fitzgerald on the album's genesis: “These songs came together over a two-year period which began in June 2011 and finished during April 2013. As with all songs by Kitchens Of Distinction, new and old, they began with the musical structure first, the tune and lyrics coming later. With these songs I wrote the initial music, with KOD guitarist Julian Swales shaping them, suggesting tempo changes, structure changes and providing the trademark sonic embellishments of his galactic guitar cascades. Dan Goodwin, original KOD drummer, added percussion and rhythm programming support. They were recorded in my studio in Derbyshire and at Julian’s studio in Brighton. The songs were mixed with Pascal Gabriel in April 2013 when I was recovering from a nephrectomy and winter would not leave us.”

Over at 3 Loop Music's website, you can get a download of the track in exchange for e-mail details, as well as pre-ordering the album, and stay tuned to the site for further KOD coverage.