June 18, 2022

Opus Kink: 'Til The Stream Runs Dry

Opus Kink
photo: Anya Rose

Brighton based sextet Opus Kink is a band that brings a mix the best of Madness and The Levellers with a seasoning of jazz, punk and funk. Their debut EP 'Til The Stream Runs Dry is a set of loosely connected short stories set to music: a passive-aggressive love story (I Love You, Baby), boxers hoping for glory (Dog Stay Down), a disgruntled veteran (The Unrepentant Soldier).

The anger reaches a peak in the sprawling title track, wherein the jazz age meets progressive ska, with all band members singing "I will be happy" over and over at the top of their lungs, as a statement that they will maw down anyone who gets in their way. Recommended if you like Ian Dury at his most manic.

Opus Kink: 'Til The Stream Runs Dry

'Til The Stream Runs Dry is released via Nice Swan Records (vinyl, digital).

Tracks:
  1. Into The Stream
  2. I Love You, Baby
  3. Dog Stay Down
  4. St. Paul of the Tarantulas
  5. (I'm Going Down To That) Hole In the Ground
  6. The Unrepentant Soldier
  7. 'Til The Stream Runs Dry

Live dates:
  • 07/16 Into The Wild Festival, Hounslow Hall Estate, UK
  • 07/22 Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
  • 07/23 Leapalloza Festival, Henham Park, UK
  • 07/30 Farm Fest, Bruton, UK
  • 07/31 Kendal Calling Festival, Hackthorpe, UK
  • 08/04 Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, UK
  • 08/20 Beautiful Days Festival, Exeter, UK
  • 08/27 Connect Festival, Ingliston, UK
  • 09/10 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffingeleuren, Belgium
  • 09/11 Misty Fields Festival, De Groote Peel, Netherlands
  • 09/21-24 Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
  • 09/28 Oslo, London, UK
  • 09/29 Record Junnkee, Sheffield, UK
  • 09/30 YES (The Pink Room), Manchester, UK

» opuskink.com

No comments:

Post a Comment