Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CD Review: Kingsley Flood Feel "Colder Still" With New EP

From Boston comes Kingsley Flood with a new EP entitled "Colder Still" which proves why this bend received all the accolades from its first album. Kingsley Flood was named Best Roots Act in the 2010 and 2011 in the Phoenix Best Music Poll. They also hit #48 on the iTunes Roots Music chart and #1 on Amazon's Roots Music chart.

Their new album begins with "I Don't Wanna Go Home" which fits in perfectly with today's Americana scene that includes the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. This uptempo song is a great piece of folk-rock music with a chorus that sticks in your head. The band aims for a more bluegrass sound with "Wonderland" with its fiddles and harmonies. The lyrics of "Black Boots" are masterfully sung by Naseem Khuri, as the electric guitar solo give the song its edge. The country sounds of "Quiet Quiet Ground" and "House on the Hill" are broken-up by the rockabilly rhythms of "Mannequin Man." All three songs display the versatility this band has to offer.

Kingsley Flood have a couple of shows left on their current tour, but be sure to check out their website (kingsleyflood.com) as more dates are announced. Also make sure to check out their new EP while you're there.

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