Having the received and read the first ever issue of Drunken Werewolf zine - i was very impressed by it - i realised that i hadn't said i thing about DW's cover star, Kat Flint, and her lovely new album, Dirty Birds. Not yet released as Kat hasn't found a label to put it out yet (silly music industry people), she produced a limited set of 120 copies to give to those who help her create this wonderful piece of music, by donating any extra change they could spare. Funfunfun donated a handsome sum of £10 - all my student loan could spare - waited eagerly to see the outcome and i wasn't let down.
It plopped through my letterbox a few months and from the first look at the handmade cd case, all expertly folded, hand-printed cover and beautifully presented sleeve notes, you could tell that Dirty Birds was a labour of love without even having to listen to the music. Its such a treat to look at. Now the music...its beautiful, even more so that the packaging. Kat's voice has flourished with better production than on her debut ep and the instrumentation is even more expansive, there's a wealth of different noise-making tools to be heard and its not like its experimentation for the sake of it, it really works. The songs are strong and the lyrics all ring true, i only hope that Kat gets discovered soon and by a label who will just let her get on with things coz on this evidence, she at her best when she's left to her own devices.
Kat Flint - Go Faster Stripes
Kat Flint - Anticlimax
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