To be quite frank; up until this moment my already-threadbare-patience for rock ‘n’ roll two pieces had more or less completely dissipated since zealous bands such as The White Stripes & Death From Above 1979 gave way to the more recycled brand of – playing the bass-like-a-guitar-which-is-apparently-‘inventive’ – strain of duos that have surfaced in recent years. However having listened to the mammoth sounds of King Bee’s Buzzkut, I can safely say that my faith in provocative and interesting two pieces has well and truly been restored. The Brighton guys certainly know how to make a racket but it is the precision in which they are crafting sonic nuances and intricacies that run throughout their songs that really is most impressive. Therefore member numbers need not apply for King Bee give a whole new musical significance to the saying that ‘too many chefs spoil the broth’. Monster riffs? Yes… Facetious artwork? Why of course… and a two piece that are ripe with unfolding inspiration? This last point my friend, is an understatement.
Stream/buy here: https://kingbeerocks.bandcamp.com/album/buzzkut
Words by Robbie Cully