Includes download code.
Words from the label:
With so many interesting Australian bands we’ve come across over the last ten years, Kitchen’s Floor has got to be the most desperately unhinged while still being one of the most prolific. As the main progenitor of the group, Matt Kennedy’s band has clearly evolved over time, yet he’s consistently retained the grime and agitation from their earliest endeavors, and on this new Battle of Brisbane LP, Kennedy steps forward into an almost daringly palatable collection of songs, still soiled with the stains of defeat, yet unexpectedly triumphant. The bitterness is inescapable yet there’s some rays of something resembling sunshine trying to break through, and it seems as if Kitchen’s Floor have managed to finally edge in some lighter hues in their otherwise never-ending series of grays.
Clearly Kitchen’s Floor have made artistic progress with Battle of Brisbane, and the variety exhibited within these grooves shows that with the band going on hiatus after the passing of Kennedy’s close friend, and Negative Guest List creator Brendon Annesley, returning to music was definitely the right idea. The songs on this LP shine with a brilliance that isn’t apparent to the outsider ear, ragged and textured with gunk and delusion, yet naked, pure, and honest. A post punk masterpiece done in the folk art vein without the consideration of image or pretense, and churned out with the most delightfully egregious results. Starkly modern and with bleakness beyond measure, Kitchen’s Floor are a consistent bearer of excellent recorded material, and this LP should boost their profile even higher after such a long drought.
Format: 12" vinyl LP. 45rpm. Note this is the standard black vinyl version.
Year of release: 2016
Label: HoZac (HZR-181)
City / Country: Brisbane / Australia