What if The Fall had garnished their rockabilly grooves with swing-era horns? What if Can played Ghanaian highlife? What if Morroicone had scored spaghetti westerns in a Moroccan souk? King Champion Sounds recombine canonical influences in new contexts.!
(SUNDAY TIMES / Stewart Lee December 2013)
 “a mix of The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd, King Tubby. I love this band”, Thurston Moore.

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Louder Than War are about to release their second album to follow on from the successful Evil Blizzard debut.

It’s from the Dutch based Ajay Saggar led band King Champion Sounds and it’s called ‘Songs For The Golden Hour’ and it’s a great collision between the rumbling Stranglers/Fall bass grind and the joys of African and Ethiopian music and a great wonky brass sections with the cutting and direct vocals of Jos who used to sing with the Ex.

Ajay was a comer member of John peel faves Dandelion Adventure and used to be part of  the Membranes strange and dislocated world.

Smart lyrics, thrilling songs and a great sound mark this out to be a great release.

It’s wonderful and thrilling release and you can buy it from here

KING CHAMPION SOUNDS : Songs For the Golden Hour
Band: KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
Album: Songs For The Golden Hour
Label: Louder Than War
Mastered & Cut : D&M in Berlin
Catalogue #: LTW 002
Format: 10” vinyl (with free CD inside with 2 bonus tracks)
Release Date: Monday 6 October 2014
King Champion Sounds deliver a blistering 10” album with free CD inside that combines hypnotic krautedelic / dub / minimalist / electronica tunes with a sugarshit sharp wordsmith in his element. G.W.Sok (former lyricist / singer for The Ex) has never been in better form. The band, led by Ajay Saggar, close ranks hard to deliver the tightest and most exciting palette of music you will hear all year. This is a strictly limited 10” slab of vinyl which includes a free CD inside with TWO extra bonus tracks. Don’t miss out!!!
They combine the grit and grind of the best of post rock underground with the swinging horns of Africa in an astonishing whole. Great packaging with CD and vinyl combined.
King Champion Sounds are fantastic. They have real presence and authority, they have an
astonishing sound (a mix of shuddering, rumbling Fall bass lines, clattering guitar patterns and this soothing, affirming soul revue / Dexys feel from the horns), and they have the songs. They sound massive live.!
(INCENDIARY October 2013)! 
UK TOUR in November

13-11 Newcastle (ENG) – Cluny 2

14-11 Glasgow (SCO) – The Old Hairdresser’s
15-11 Hebden Bridge (ENG) – Trades Club (w/ Clinic)
16-11 Preston (ENG) – Mad Ferret
17-11 Bath (ENG) – The Bell Inn
18-11 London (ENG) – Buffalo Bar (w/ The Arndales)

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