Heavy riffs and hard drums, King Bee aren’t messing about. With John-Paul Townsend on drums and Edward Lamb on guitar and vocals King Bee have released one of the best DIY EP’s to come out of Brighton this year. The first track on the EP, Brothers in Garmz is a stormer of a song. Its relentlessly pounding drum beat drills a hole through your head allowing the grunge of the guitar to seep into your brain. At no point in the 284 seconds of the song does it ever let up, its power never giving in. Even during the breakdown, the intensity of the song still pulsating through the air. The Brighton duo is clearly borrowing their influences from the like of Queens of the Stone Age but with a seaside twist. Think Royal Blood but better.
If you thought the next song on the EP, the title track, would be any less ferocious you’d be mistaken. There’s more pounding drums, more heavy riffs and a sprinkling of madness on this track that makes it even more addictive than the first. At this point the hole your head is only getting bigger, your head is banging harder and there’s no way you’re turning it off. The boys from Brighton have produced a very impressive first EP and if this is anything to go by their next record is going to be a banger.