Say Psych: Track Review: Kill Your Boyfriend – The King

Treviso based duo Kill Your Boyfriend are back and announce the release of their forth album Voodoo on 14 October via Sister 9 Recordings (Europe), Little Cloud Records (North America) and Shyrec (Itay).

A frantic and hypnothising bacchanalia of Psych & Industrial tinged soundwaves, the new album is a collection of reverb laden necromantic charms, summoning the souls and bones of the greats in the Rock & Roll pantheon of the 1950s. The duo delivers such glittery dark enchantment via 7 hoodoo hymns, travelling with a crumbling, ghostly and magically whizzing Rocket 88, in the company of Marie Laveau and madame Lalaurie. It’s a relentless whirl of Voodoo-Psych, Industrial-Billy, Electro-GrisGris, which you can dance to.

With the announcement comes ‘The King’; the video takes cue from the same words of Michael Ventura that inspired Voodoo’s A site: “…let themselves be possessed not by any god they could name but by the spirit they felt in the music…”. The band states: “we decided to stage some kind of final act, where the actors are left alone at the centre of a crumbling stage and are possessed by a spirit guiding them frantically towards an inescapable ending. The spasmodic dance is a clear reference to The King or Rock & Roll and the Voodoo symbols represent the connection between the earthly and the spiritual world.”

The frenetic energy is present from the first beat and doesn’t let up, the haunting vocal drawl, almost indiscernible only draws you deeper into the track and ensures this lingers long after its finished. One can almost feel the voodoo gods turning their graze their way.

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