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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kissogram - I Am The Night Before

"Take your last breath and make you sigh"

A reader recently recommended German duo Kissogram to me and I'm so glad they did because these guys are great. They're everything I wish Franz Ferdinand was right now, because they sound like that group with a little more electro and creativity thrown in. They remind me a bit of Norway's King Midas too. I love pop bands that aren't afraid to be a little weird and experimental, yet at the same time never forget to create a catchy piece of music. Kissogram do just that, and it means that their most recent release had--of all things--a Bollywood influence. Imagine Franz Ferdinand with a Bollywood influence. I mean, can you even imagine that'd work? Yet it does. And it never works better than I Am The Night Before. The lyrics are pretty dark and the vibrato in bits kinda dodgy, but the strings are amazing.

Kissogram - I Am The Night Before (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists. Buy the album here.)


Anonymous Natasza said...

I'm glad you like them :) They have a lot to do with Franz Ferdinand, as you probably already know - Kissogram were supporting their gig I saw in Warsaw and after seeing the duo live I really fell in love with their music. Great you promote them on your blog! :)
And have you checked Lisa Bouvier?

2:09 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Yeah, I do know about their FF connections, which is a good spotlight for them for sure.
I did give Lisa Bouvier a listen, and although it's good, it wasn't really my thing.

3:38 PM  

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