Killsong's debut album is one of the most twisted and enjoyable albums to come out of Australia in some time; an unhinged, avant-garde assault resembling Frank Zappa on crystal meth, a coked-up Captain Beefheart and a rambling Tom Waits in the depths of an ether binge.
Killsong cultivate a style that sporadically embraces spoken word poetry, world music, progressive rock, metal and sheer inanity. Few groups have trod the fine line between genius and madness with such reckless abandon.
If this band didn't feature veterans of Australia's experimental music scene, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was a field recording by escapees of an insane asylum. Members have previously played in Squat Club, Darth Vegas, The Bakery, Mr. Bamboo, Slimey Things, The Bznzz, Jimmy Swouse and the Angry Darts, and Rica Tetus amongst others.
Come 1 June 2013 there is going to be a lot of rubbing.
Sometimes you think you are done with a certain style of music until a band like this comes along. Adrift For Days shines like a full moon in a cloudy sky. Take a trip with these souls and you will come out a better human on the other side. Pieter Bos