Saturday, July 1, 2017

New King King single reviewed: (She Don't) Gimme No Lovin'

Well, it’s all going off on this one, isn’t it? ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’’ is a chilli-hot appetiser for King King’s new album Exile & Grace, due in October.
Check out the basic ingredients: a prickly guitar intro as a prelude to a bone-crunching
Alan Nimmo racks his brain for the next line
guitar riff; driving bass from Lindsay Coulson; monster drums from Wayne Proctor; waves of surging organ from Bob Fridzema, who channels his inner Jon Lord on a brief solo; a neat guitar break and rocking vocals from Alan Nimmo, deftly bolstered by harmonies from Proctor and Fridzema.
Then there’s the lurching, neck-snapping bridge into the chorus, which should come with a health and safety warning when they preface it with a pregnant pause mid-song – then crash it into a sumptuous key change that’s the cherry on the icing on the cake.
Okay, so it’s not the most profound lyric they’ve ever written, but who cares?  Coming on like a mash-up between Whitesnake’s ‘Lie Down’ and Thunder’s ‘Dirty Love’, this is a shot of rock fever, served straight up.  So what are you still reading this for?  Watch the video – and get ready to rock!

Exile & Grace is released by Manhattan Records on 6 October.

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