Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Sunpilots - King of the Sugarcoated Tongues : Album Review

I will admit straight up, when I saw that The Sunpilots 'King of the Sugarcoated Tongues' album tracks were referenced as Prologue, Chapter I, Chapter II etc, I did cringe, just a bit. Sometimes the little gimmicky stuff bands do just comes across as wanky. But after listening to the album a few times now, I completely understand their usage and it is well justified.

The album is well put together and flows much like a book. If Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Jeff Buckley and Muse had of callaborated, I think that 'King of the Sugarcoated Tongues' wouldn't be too far off what I would of expected of them. Yet this is coming from a band which has not received much attention in Australia.

Front man Raj Siva-Rajah puts in a passionate vocal performance travelling from the depths of a brooding Jeff Buckley at the beginning of the album, to a falsetto that reminded me of Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) in 'Chapter VI: Piper's Mirror'.

The bands time on the road in Europe may just be the reason that this album shows such maturity in both lyrics and performance.

I am really enjoying the 'King of Sugarcoated Tongues' album and have found it great to just turn on in the car whilst driving, or vegging out at home and relaxing.

You can get your hands on The Sunpilots 'King of the Sugarcoated Tongues' Album for FREE, just like I did, by going to - HERE ! It's well worth a listen and if you like it, show them some social media 'Love/Like/+'s'.

The Sunpilots are still gigging their way across Europe (and have been for the last 3 years), but we hope to see them back on Aussie shores late next year.

You can catch updates on their gigs etc via their website or follow The Sunpilots on Twitter or Facebook.


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