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New music review with singles from Opus Kink and MOULD

Our weekly fix of the best new music as Julia Mason (aka The Decibel Decoder) brings us her review of new music with singles from Opus Kink I Wanna Live With You & and MOULD Cables

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Artist: Opus Kink

Track: I Wanna Live With You

Opus Kink release new single I Wanna Live With You
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Brighton’s Opus Kink release new single I Wanna Live With You via Hideous Mink Records (Alien Chicks, Fake Turins, Black Bordello) & SO Recordings (Enter Shikari, DEADLETTER, Big Special). 

It’s their first release of 2024 and arrives alongside news of their biggest headline show to date at London’s iconic Electric Ballroom on 11th December, preceded by a host of festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe in the coming months.

Opus Kink never fail to bring their own vibe to everything they do. The 6-piece blend jazz and punk delivered with the party in mind. I Wanna Live With You is no exception. Opening calmly enough its not long before the trumpet and then saxophone kick in. The howling vocals and an ever-increasing frantic instrumentation create a cacophony of sound. Welcome back Opus Kink.

Speaking ahead of their first release of 2024, frontman Angus Rogers stated: "We, Opus Kink, step once more into the light with new single I Wanna Live With You, a slice of gutter-pop romance concerning our desire for everlasting and fatal love. Take deep into your heart its voluptuous bassline, seductive overtones and irresistible beat, become infatuated with the navel-scream of its wild horns, and we could connect like we’ve never done before.”

Live Dates

10th May - AYL Festival Warm-Up Party, Reading

18th May - The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

25th May - A Stones Throw Festival, Newcastle

8th July - Aucard De Tours Festival, Tours, France

16th August - Greenman Festival, Wales

24th August - Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire

8th/9th November - Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland

11th Dec - Electric Ballroom, London

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Artist: MOULD

Track: Cables

MOULD release new single CABLES
Credit Kane Eagle

Bristol newcomers MOULD announce their signing to Nice Swan Records (English Teacher, Opus Kink) and share pulsating new single Cables. At under 2 minutes it’s a raucous introduction to the band. 

The trio channel the likes of Fugazi, Pile and Weezer in their rip-roaring sound (and anyone else hearing The Love Buzz? - Ed). Partnering up with Jon McMullen (Wet Leg, Michael Kiwanuka) on production duties and with live dates alongside Lip Critic this month, there is no doubt MOULD are a band we’ll be hearing more of in the coming months. Cables may be short and sweet but oft times quality is better than quantity and this is one of them. 


Detailing the new track MOULD share the following: "Cables was written after moving from Bristol to London without any plan and wondering what the hell to do. It’s kinda about not having any direction & feeling aimless but also how it was exciting to be directionless and aimless. It’s also about cables.”


Live Dates

13th May - The Louisiana, Bristol (w/Lip Critic)

14th May - The Deaf Institute, Manchester (w/Lip Critic)

15th May - The Windmill, Brixton (w/Lip Critic)

25th May - Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

13th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

14th Sept - Strange Brew, Bristol

18th-19th Oct - Left of the Dial Festival, Rotterdam

16th Nov - Live at Leeds In The City



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