WE ARE KIN
- Artikelnummer 28549
- Band/Artist: WE ARE KIN
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 19.07.2019
‘Bruised Sky‘ sees We are Kin move away from the ‘universe’ of their preceding albums with a record that is the first true collaboration for the whole band. As keyboard player Daniel Zambas explains: “Bruised Sky is a stand-alone, no story line album. It’s very much a band effort, subconsciously reflective and introspective”. In a significant departure from previous albums there are no guitars on Bruised Sky. “I’ve been experimenting with different synth sounds and patterns”, says Dan, “and I was conscious that I didn’t want to play guitar. It’s important that we keep evolving as band, from Pandora, to ….and I know... and now onto Bruised Sky”.
FFO: Genesis, Gentle Giant
We Are Kin are a progressive rock quartet from Manchester, and formed in 2011. Combining a shared love for the musical prowess of the Seventies, the recording gloss of the Eighties and songcraft of the Nineties, the founding members Gary Boast and Dan Zambas, met while playing together in pop band, The Reclusive Barclay Brothers. Gary and Dan began discussing music during rehearsal breaks and very quickly realized that they shared a love of progressive music, specifically Genesis. It was during these discussions that the pair embarked on the idea of collaborating and writing their own music to fulfil these progressive leanings. The resulting concept album Pandora - described as “a mature and well realized album” by The Progressive Aspect - was released on Bad Elephant Music in 2014.
Its sequel, 2016’s ….and I know… - described by Prog Magazine as “formidable” - continued the Pandora story. For ….and I know… Gary and Dan were joined by Emma Brewin-Caddy, who brings experience of working with choirs and a focus on strong vocal harmonies, and Lee Braddock with fifteen years of experience on bass guitar. Bruised Sky sees the whole band making writing contributions for the first time.
Dan: “this is the first album we’ve worked on as a full band. Lee gets to unleash his inner bard on one track, whilst Emma has written all the other lyrics for the album”.