July 9, 2024

Kill Your Boyfriend – The King Is Dead (CD Album – Shyrec)

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Genre/Influences: Shoegaze, dark-rock & post-punk.

Background/Info: Kill your Boyfriend was set up by Matteo Scarpa and Antonio Angeli. After having self-released a few productions they joined Shyrec to unleash their official debut work.

Content: Kill Your Boyfriend sounds like meeting your first love after a hiatus of 30 years. I got the impression of going back in time and awaking somewhere in the 80s. This duo deals with many influences, revisiting multiple genres like shoegaze, dark-wave, garage-rock and post-punk.

I especially like some of typical mewing guitar parts, which are that typical for the 80s new-wave and post-punk period. The work remains pretty dark, but always driven by good-old influences. I personally prefer their somewhat shoegaze exposure featured at “Charles” and the punkish format of “Rudolph”.

↑↑↑: This work is a cool symbiosis of 80s influences.

↓↓↓: I like the genre, but I’m missing some more consistent cuts. Kill Your Boyfriend alternates a few great songs with a majority of less accomplished tracks.

Conclusion: I can’t say that I was totally in the grip of this album, but I’m persisting to say that there are a few cool cuts on it. I expect more from this band in the future.

Best songs: “Rudolph”, “Charles”, “Jesse”.

Rate: (DP:6½)DP.

Band: www.facebook.com/kyboyfriend

Label: www.facebook.com/Shyrec

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