Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I should Kioko...

Hearing Aid favourites Tempting Rosie are no more! Boo! But wait, they’ve not done a Beady Eye and split up, instead they’ve changed names and direction a little, moving from their ska roots to a bit more of a reggae vibe. Now trading as Kioko the first fruits of this new era for the band is an impressive EP, True What They Say. Kicking off with the harder edged Deadly Roots (shades of early UB40), on to the lovers rock of Don’t Keep Me Waiting and through to the Two Tone-reggae mash up of I’m Attracted it’s like a blast of summer sun and the perfect antidote to the impending chill of winter. In particular the title track, True What They Say, is pretty much made for wandering along a beach at sunset with some ‘erb on the go. In the absence of all that you can always neck a can of Special Brew and wander down Kings Heath High Street before catching the band’s EP launch at The Hare and Hounds on November 29th! Hmmmm...wonder if Hairy Hounds regular and UB40 sax machine Brian Travers might be up for a guest slot...?   

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