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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


Darkside – Psychic
This is a kind of ambient electronic record but with blues guitar. For me I just loved this while we were making our record, a very nocturnal, very brooding kind of record. It has a beautiful way of meshing quite traditional guitar with very trancey and electronic sounds. It was a real influence on Boy King, in truth.

I think there's a sense of the abyss across the whole of our record: the danger, almost a narcotic element. I say that 'He The Colossus' is apocalyptic in some sense. But ultimately it is a party record, so it wears its heaviness lightly. It's supposed to be a joyous response to the heaviness of adulthood. It's almost a 'fuck you' to adulthood.