Concrete Knives – Be Your Own King | Album preview
At last! They have finally done it. French diamonds Concrete Knives have announced a release date for Be Your Own King, their long-awaited debut album. They are also teasing us with a listen of the first song from the record, Wall Paper (see below).
The relatively low-key indie-pop Caen-based quintet played a few shows in the UK this year and last to promote their super happy, bold and sassy EP, You Can’t Blame The Youth. Talked about non-stop in France – enrapturing crowds with infectious vivacity and groovy rhythms – they proved to be something to look out for. So at The Upcoming we can hardly contain our excitement that they are now releasing a full length album with such a well-produced first track and cool album cover – they seem to have a knack for releasing interesting artwork; check out the EP.
Wall Paper has a more serious, mature sound than the previous EP, though lead singer Morgane Colas’ cheeky, nonchalant attitude is still apparent. Slightly folk-infused, Wall Paper combines simple but loveable guitar melodies with a dreamy, instrumental interlude and an affecting hook that will have you listening over and over – leaving an insatiable craving for the new record.
Matt Di Salvo
Be Your Own King is released on Bella Union Records in France on 29th October and the rest of Europe in February 2013.
Listen to Wall Paper here: