Kilto Take – Resolute
Kilto Take’s debut album Resolute is one of the most important releases in the Rock, Punk & Blues world this year. Accomplished vocals and close set guitar melodies overlay a fast, driving beat: each track predicts a future filling stadiums. First albums rarely have such a confident sense of space; it’s this mastery of the epic that renders each track so powerful and uplifting.
Retrogress – originally released in 2010, as the band’s first single – is a particular highlight. Opening with the crisp drumming and bass that underpin the track, the precision with which the two intertwine showcases real talent. As the track unfolds, focus shifts to the contrast between the staccato, tribalistic guitar and smooth vocals, swelling to a huge and memorable chorus.
If there’s one criticism, Kilto Take have yet to bring anything new to Indie Rock. Listen blind to the first minute of title track Resolute and you’d be convinced you were listening to a new Muse track. Of course, the similarities to Muse, U2 and Arcade Fire are all complimentary: none of those bands could touch upon this level of cohesvieness at the start of their careers. Varied without ever becoming disjointed, each track in Resolute grows into something truly special.
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