19 March 2013

New Album - Twisted Little Theatre- Killing Fields of Ontario

New Album - Twisted Little Theatre- Killing Fields of Ontario
Killing Fields of Ontario have the rare talent for turning the unspoken fears and realities of life into a fluid musical product. Combining stabs of melancholy with dark spasms of madness, their new album ‘How the World Ends’ is at times elevating in its honesty and beauty, and at others wholly scornful of emotive truths. Wonderfully diverse, elements of guitar pop and alt-folk are hardened by a wizened grit that spits and attacks, as showcased in the attached free download, ‘Twisted Little Theatre’.
"TLT focuses on a destructive relationship - one character being the puppet master, the other a spectator. Ultimately it's a tale of disaster; the friendship is chaotic and unstable, leaving the spectator yelping: "It's not happening again." ­- Killing Fields of Ontario
Their album to be released in the summer has moments that are similar to the introverted storytelling tenderness of Villagers ‘Awayland’, and others that demonstrate a more streetwise modern angst like Frightened Rabbit’s ‘Pedestrian Verse’.
Other influences include hints of We Are Augustines, Arcade Fire, Local Natives and Cold War Kids. In the arena, the band have shared stages with Sparrow and The Workshop, Broken Records, Chris Mills and Mount Eerie. There is an online / radio fondness for them too, Tom Robinson recently hailed them as ‘long-standing 6Music Introducing favourites’ and ‘Tired of Being a Man’, the frontrunner on their last record, was in Amazing Radio’s ‘Top 20’ for a month in summer 2011.
‘Twisted Little Theatre’ is a booster jab of organised madness; its crashing drums and pulsating bass line menace round a deeply anxious vocal duelling with a sweeping confrontational hallmark of guitars and keys.
The upcoming record was produced and mixed by the band’s own Tom Loffman - whose album credits as engineer include VV Brown, Idlewild, and Billy Bragg - having cut his teeth working alongside some of the county’s top producers in Phil Brown (Robert Plant) and Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers). With all tracks mastered by Ed Woods (Bloc Party, The Futureheads), this is all sure evidence that ‘How the World Ends’ will be as enthralling a listen as its titled suggests.
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