“Horn-fuelled filth-funk, where punk & jazz combine in grimy circumstances” NME
A land where growled-jazz meets the blues in a showdown to end all perceptions of genre…Opus Kink have succeeded in turning listeners on their head” So Young
“A frenetic groove-filled glimpse of what’s to come” DIY
“Intense blast of guitar pop” Clash
“There is a sense that they are still only just beginning to hit their stride” M Magazine
Brighton sextet Opus Kink announce the arrival of debut EP ‘‘Til The Stream Runs Dry’, set for release June 17th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR, English Teacher), and share raucous third cut ‘Dog Stay Down’.
Partnering up with the cult indie label for their first extended release, the enigmatic collective – comprised of Angus Rogers, Sam Abbo, Fin Abbo, Jed Morgans, Jazz Pope & Jack Banjo Courtney – lend a blend a dizzying array of influences in their ever-evolving enigmatic style, producing an experimental patchwork of explosive material that’s consistently earned widespread plaudits since bursting onto the scene.
With EP lead singles ‘I Love You, Baby’ and ‘The Unrepentant Soldier’ attracting praise from all corners of the press landscape (NME, DIY, So Young, Dork, Clash, Gigwise), not to mention countless BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauran Laverne) spins, the six-piece are clearly primed for a busy summer. Having already ticked off live dates alongside label-mates Malady and Mandrake Handshake, in addition to a sold-out headliner at London’s legendary 100 Club last month, the band have a slew of festival appearances lined up at the likes of Latitude and The Great Escape in the months to come, as well as shows with FEET and Bull.
Speaking ahead of their third EP reveal, Opus Kink stated: “‘Dog Stay Down’ is a song about bad love, love for anything doomed and unhealthy, situation, substance or personage, and is dedicated to those who always return to the scene of the crime”.
Opus Kink’s ‘Dog Stay Down’ is out May 10th via Nice Swan Records and will be available on all digital platforms.
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Opus Kink is Angus Rogers (lead vocals, guitars), Sam Abbo (bass, backing vocals), Fin Abbo (drums, percussion), Jazz Pope (keys, synth, backing vocals), Jack Banjo Courtney (trumpet), Jed Morgans (saxophone)
13/05 – The Great Escape, Brighton
25/05 – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells with FEET & Bull
26/05 – Esquires Bedford – with FEET & Bull
27/05 – Elsewhere, Margate – with FEET & Bull
03/06 – Future Yard, Birkenhead
04/06 – Sonic Waves Festival, Birmingham
05/06 – Clwb ifor bach, Cardiff – with FEET & Bull
08/06 – Scala, London – with FEET & Bull
09/06 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – with FEET & Bull
10/06 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool – with FEET & Bull
16/07 – Into The Wild Festival
22/07 – Latitude Festival
23/07 – Leopallooza Festival
30/07 – Farm Fest
31/07 – Kendal Calling
04/08 – Wilderness
20/08 – Beautiful Days
11/09 – Misty Fields, Netherlands