Krooked Tongue Releases New EP “Deathproof”
Bristol-based rock band Krooked Tongue, consisting of Oli Rainsford (vocals/bass), Dan Smith (guitar) and Harry Pritchard (drums), released their sophomore EP “Deathproof” on May 5, 2023.
It is their first project since the 2022 debut EP “No Vacancy Hotel”.
The EP comprises 4-track, produced by Josh Gallop.
Krooked Tongue said of their new direction, “‘Deathproof’ as a body of work is our best to date, it’s been a gradual evolution. Like altering the DNA ever so slightly to ultimately create a more pronounced shift. It’s still our sounds and our values but the songs are progressing in a more fleshed out way. They sound better. Everything is more exciting to create each time. 2022 was our first proper year as a full fledged band and it was crazy how fulfilling it was, but this EP is the catalyst in springboarding us in a new direction of being a more refined outfit.”
- The band explained about some tracks for the EP.
“You have to find space in this fucked up world to have fun, get wasted, kiss and tell. We're not here for a long time, so it may as well be a good time.”
“‘Lupines’ is in some ways the antithesis to Krooked Tongue’s prior single ‘When the Beaches Bleed’. Though explosive in it’s catchy choruses, it shifts the tone slightly in creating a sense of swaying ecstasy. Lupines is a sexy, psychedelic journey through a field of the most colourful flowers you could imagine, yet also stands to challenge you to use that imagination to fight the limitations of your mind. Lupines is a lesson in relinquishing control and enjoying the ride.”
“‘Deathproof’ is the sort of tune that feels like the climax of our newer tunes. It’s got that ‘grand finale’ energy. Lyrically, it ruminates on my outlook on the state of the world currently. Bad people disguised as good people, normal people being used and pitted against each other. The instinct to know there’s something, many things off kilter with the direction modern society is heading. I think it relates to people. If nothing else, we hope this EP helps to feed into your feelings, or helps you forget about all that noise and just enjoy the music”,
Photo by Sam East
- source : Apple Music