King Champion Sounds + Yeah You
WORM’s Avantgardistic State brings you two acts all the way from #brexit England!
King Champion Sounds are an Anglo/Dutch band and the brainchild of Ajay Saggar (Dandelion Adventure, Donkey, The Bent Moustache). Vocals and lyrics are taken care of by G.W. Sok (The Ex). The seven piece line-up is completed by a stellar second guitar player, bass and drums (a rhythm section that Mark E. Smith would be proud of), and two horn players. The result is “a mix of The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd, King Tubby. I love this band”, said Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore. The band started early 2013, for a one-off support in Amsterdam with, and at the request, of Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges).
The debut album “Different Drummer” was released in October 2013 to international critical acclaim with reviews in The Sunday Times (courtesy of Stewart Lee), through to Pitchfork. The second album “Songs For The Golden Hour” was released in October 2014 in a 10” format and received similarly excellent reviews and international airplay (on several BBC Radio 6 shows, WFMU, XFM). The third album, “To Awake In That Heaven Of Freedom”, has been met with critical acclaim around the world. Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant awarded it 5 stars calling the album “a musical masterpiece”. The songs are varied and take in elements of post-punk, dub, free jazz, free folk, electronica, soundscapes. Special guests who appear on this album include J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Alasdair Roberts, Ab Baars, amongst others.
SPECIAL UPDATE!! RONDOS legend Johannes van de Weert will make an appearance with KCS!!
Yeah You is the truly bizarre noise-pop creation from South Wales via Newcastle upon Tyne.Elvin Brandhi is the lead vocalist & MYKL JAXN makes most of the beats, but they both do both.
The duo started in 2013, playing their first gig at the Alston Freemason’s Hall that June, billed accidentally as Platinum Booty, after which they became part of the Newcastle noise scene, sharing bills with the likes of Wrest, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson and Crank Sturgeon.
Their music is improvised and for the first two years they recorded and filmed everyday, mostly in the car on the way to shops, college and places of work. So far their music has been released by Psykick Dancehall Records (Manchester), Good Food Tapes (Newcastle) and Slip (Berlin/London). Upcoming releases include a second release for Slip, a debut release on Alter, and a long-awaited multimedia box-set on Alt Vinyl.
The Quietus, ‘Let them Wander: An Interview with Yeah You’