Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Kensington - Ghosts

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


This new single from Dutch band Kensington is worth checking out for the video alone. Filmed in the remote and fragile Out Skerries archipelago off Shetland, we're treated to traditions and dramatic scenery that adds an extra dimension to the music. Maybe coming from a similarly isolated island myself means the personal impact is greater, but anyone would find it hard not to be caught up in the magic of it all. The single is taken from the band's album 'Vultures' which won the 3FM Award for best Dutch album 2013.

Musically we're in the realms of indie-rock but impeccably made and with definite passion ingrained into every chord and every word. It could perhaps be compared to latter-day Idlewild or Frightened rabbit, only this is that much grander, with crashing drums and a huge chorus. It's definitely a stirring number and you can see why it's become award-winning material. Add the power of the song to the power of the visuals and you have something that's really quite mighty.



Kensington's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

SAT AUG 03, STONEROCK, BAD BENTHEIM
SAT AUG 03, NIRWANA'S TUINFEEST, LIEROP
TUE AUG 06, ROCK 'N RALLY, BEDEPUSZTA
WED AUG 07, SZIGET FESTIVAL, BUDAPEST
FRI AUG 09, OSSEFEESTEN, MAASBREE
SAT AUG 10, ZANDSTOCK, 'T ZAND
SAT AUG 17 OOGSTFEEST ALDEBOARN, OLDEBOORN
WED AUG 21, AID, WAGENINGEN
FRI AUG 23, GLEMMER BEACH FESTIVAL LEMMER
SAT AUG 24, MAMMAMIA OPEN AIR, AHAUS
SAT AUG 24, HUNTENPOP, ULFT
WED AUG 28, INTRODUCTIECONCERT , ENSCHEDE
THU AUG 29,  STÖPPELHAENE, RAALTE
SAT AUG 31, WALLENPOP, HELLEVOETSLUIS
SAT SEPT 07, BRABANT OPEN AIR, EINDHOVEN
SUN SEPT 08, IMPACT FESTIVAL, HELMOND
SAT SEPT 14,  APPELPOP, TIEL
SAT SEPT 14,  ALBLASPOP, ALBLASSERDAM
SAT SEPT 21,  PISART FESTIVAL, EIJSDEN
SUN SEPT 22,  KEMPENERPOP, WAALRE
SAT OCT 05, STROOIPOP, GEFFEN
WED OCT 09, DE OOSTERPOORT, GRONINGEN
THU OCT10, PARADISO, AMSTERDAM





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