Over the last couple of years, Opus Kink have proven themselves to be one of the most unique bands from the UK punk scene. With their unpredictable singles, blisteringly energetic live performances and characterful horns, they are unlike any other band.
‘1 : 18’ fortunately continues this trend, taking Opus Kink in a darker direction. This is most noticeable through Angus Rogers’ vocals. They begin shakily and hushed, like an old traveller telling his harrowing tale before becoming increasingly more frantic and manic as the track progresses.
The instrumental matches this energy and amplifies it even further. With a reserved introduction, the drums soon build up the tension before inevitably exploding. The horns that make Opus Kink so special are in full force here and each climax is made all the more dramatic by Jack Banjo Courtney’s trumpet and Jed Morgans’ sax parts.
With the band’s second EP coming very soon, we can expect more of this theatrical energy. If you can, catch them at one of their many live shows (below); they sound is even huger live and their gigs are not ones to be missed.
EP ‘My Eyes, Brother!’ is out on 19th May via Nice Swan Records.
Listen to ‘1 : 18’ here:
Catch Opus Kink at the following:
Stockton Calling, Stockton-on-Tees – 8th April
Tarantino Fest, Hull – 9th April
Sain Lô, Le Normandy – 14th April
Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam – 15th April
Trix, Antwerp – 26th April
Orangepop Festival, Nijmegen – 27th April
Supersonic, Paris – 28th April
Sound City Festival, Liverpool – 30th April
Focus Festival, Wrexham – 4th May
Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate – 5th May
Are You Listening? Festival, Reading – 6th May
Band On The Wall, Manchester – 19th May
King Tuts, Glasgow – 20th May
ZEROX, Newcastle – 21st May
Village Underground, London – 23rd May
Bearded Theory Festival, Derby – 26th May
Live At Leeds In The Park – 27th May
Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol – 27th May
Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham – 28th May
Bedford Esquires, Bedford – 1st June
Patterns, Brighton – 2nd June
Music Barn Festival, Kettering – 9th June
Long Division Festival, Wakefield – 10th June
Truck Festival, Oxford – 21st July