KÜKEN: Self-titled: LP

Nov 22, 2017

Formed by a set of German twins, previously responsible for power poppers The Kidnappers, Küken opts for a darker musical route compared to its predecessor. Although less pop, there is definitely more power and this brings about an edgier output for the trio. All of the dozen tracks clock in under the two-minute mark—with only one actually troubling that indicator—as tight, short songs form the modus operandi for the band. It’s by no means a unique formula but it’s expertly executed. –Rich Cocksedge (Drunken Sailor, [email protected], drunkensailorrecords.co.uk)