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Baker's Dozen

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Kiran Acharya , July 20th, 2016 09:47

As the Cumbrian quartet prepare to release their "'fuck you' to adulthood", Boy King, their singer and guitarist takes us through 13 LPs that shaped it, including Nine Inch Nails, Max Richter and Oneohtrix Point Never


Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
'Closer' was a big song. 'Get My Bang' was the flagship track for our album and I guess it's a mirror up to 'Closer'. For me it's a beautiful pop song, but yet so outrageous. The line: "I want to fuck you like an animal." Like, how dare he? I think I wanted to inject that self-loathing, almost masochistic element of sexuality in pop music into what we did.

Strangely I kind of twinned it with 'SexyBack' by Justin Timberlake. That was the slick counterbalance that I wanted. The Downward Spiral in general was really a warm place, which triggered the whole outlook for how we made the record, re-engaging with that heaviness, sonically, and the emotional effect of that heaviness and how it spoke to me again like it spoke to me as a teenager, trying to harness the power of that.