CRUEL KINGDOM – HAVE YOU HEARD? … – EP REVIEW

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CRUEL KINGDOM

HAVE YOU HEARD? …

EP REVIEW


CRUEL KINGDOM first came to my attention when I caught them live at Blackthorn Festival back in 2015 where they played the festivals opening slot. I was instantly blown away by their sound and soon became a fan.

 I next caught the lads live when they invited me to review them when they supported Alexander O’Neal on his UK tour in late December. I was interested to see how they had progressed and how they handled the stage supporting a big name act like Alexander. I have to say they owned that stage and gained a lot of new fans from that support slot.

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So four months on and the lads have been hard at work in the studio working on a debut EP, the stunning 4 track

HAVE YOU HEARD?…

The EP was Produced by Alexander Johnson and recorded at Voodoo Suite in Salford, Manchester.

CUPIDS TWISTED JOKE, LUCY, TELL ME and NOT JUST KILLING YOURSELF make up the EP. Each track has the perfect balance of Jazz/Funk influenced songs, some real nice heavy bass tones blended perfectly with the piano explode into life with each track. The use of a harpsichord on NOT JUST KILLING YOURSELF is a master stroke from the band! The heavy funk bass riffs combined with the quality harmonies take this track to a whole new level!

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These three lads have produced an EP of outstanding quality, it screams class at you. It’s a Jazz/Funk masterpiece that is sure to cement the name CRUEL KINGDOM as one of the most exciting new bands around!

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The EP will be out to download and stream very soon so for now all I can share with you is a demo of LUCY. If you like this track wait until you hear the fully mastered version!

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One thought on “CRUEL KINGDOM – HAVE YOU HEARD? … – EP REVIEW”

  1. Recently downloaded “Have You Heard?” after a friend recommended them to me. The first track Cupid’s Twisted Joke is awesome and the EP just gets better over the next 3 songs. Can’t wait for the boys to start getting some mainstream airtime!

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