Relatively new to the Bristol music scene, The Karma Repair Kit are a Bristol based four piece.

Their Biography describes them as:

“drawing influence from a wide range of alternative rock. The band combines the washed out noise of Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain with the ethereal ambience of Slowdive and Radiohead along with the dissonant, dynamic grunge of The Pixies and Sonic Youth. These disparate influences are filtered through a tight focus on pop sensibilities and grooves to create an immediately engaging and distinctive sound with a wealth of energy and depth”.

“The band began as a recording project in the summer of 2014 between vocalist/guitarist Jamie Thomas and guitarist/producer Alex Hill. The addition of bassist Matt Buckingham and drummer Robbie Kessell towards the end of last year allowed the band to bring the songs into a live environment to play their first shows around Bristol.”

New Single, ‘Your Restless Spirit’ is fantastically groovy, evoking the styles of early Brian JonesTown Massacre’s psycho psychedelic melodrama but for me, the mellower tones of B-side, ‘Watch Me Walk’ show deeper variation, with Jamie Thomas’s rich vocals leading poetic like a modern day Jim Morrison.

Both the single, Your Restless Spirit, and b-side, Watch Me Walk, were recorded and produced by the band. The songs were recorded partly at Bristol’s renowned J & J Studio (established by Jim Barr of Portishead) as well as Multiverse Studio and a cramped student flat in Bristol.

The tracks are be available physically from Nov 13th on limited edition cassette as well as digitally via Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thekarmarepairkit
Twitter: https://twitter.com/karmarepair
Bandcamp: https://thekarmarepairkit.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/thekarmarepairkit

All words by Philip Allen. More writing by Philip on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. Philip tweets as @ltranger.

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