Sunday, December 9, 2012

Killerball - Good Memories, Good Morning

“…In may 2011 Killerball released their debut-EP ”St. Epone” through their own record label. They got good response from Swedish newspapers and blogs and ”St. Epone” subsequently got air time on national radio stations. The band got excited and took off on a 3 week's tour through Europe.  In their stuffed Ford Focus they cruised down the continent playing only acoustic gigs on the streets. They played their way through Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland and literally sold every single copy of the EP.

Instead of ordering a new pressing of ”St. Epone,” Killerball started recording their new material based on the acoustic street setup. In late spring of 2012, Killerball armed themselves with acoustic guitars, vocal harmonies, saws, and some other homemade acoustic instruments. They were about to finish off the new acoustic EP with only one ambition: to make their moms cry.  The EP ”Good Memories, Good Morning” includes five raw acoustic tracks. Three brand new songs and two new versions of their favorite songs ”Force Fed” and ”I Can’t Find It” from their previous EP St. Epone.

 Their mothers did cry tears of joy, and BOOM - Killerball decided to release the EP Good Memories, Good Morning.”

…normally I don’t start off my review of a band by including parts of their bio, but this band has such a sweet endearing story, it had to be included.  Altruism at its best, these buskers set out only to bring tears for joy to their mother’s eyes.  The single “I can’t find it” is a fun song that will no doubt find its way to your mp3 player or vinyl-spinning turn table over and over again.  The single was recorded live…MTV Un-plugged style.  With characteristics of Jack White (ala’ White Stripes & Raconteurs) and Train, their sound is relevant and makes the case for the fact that you don’t have to be electrified…wired in, if you will, to rock!   These guys understand dynamics and good songwriting.  With every wang-chung of the acoustic guitars and the way in which the bass and drums seem to drone behind the beat…you feel as if you are dancing on a dream...the vocals swell during the choruses, you find yourself bopping your head and singing along…”I can’t find it,” but you can…you can find it…the mesmerizing melody swirling around your head like the dancing smoke of an enchanted cigar as you exhale a breath of tobacco sweetened satisfaction…

--The Fish

REVIEW     I give them 4 out of 5 Fish!

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