TRACK REVIEW: Docksuns – Blew Up A Kiss | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Sunderland’s Docksuns return with a very big, very melodramatic spaghetti western banger, replete with tremolo guitar picking and thick, creamy fuzz bass. Blew Up A Kiss crackles with energy and momentum, all verses pointing to the chorus with the confident inevitability of any well-constructed pop song.

Despite their insistence that Docksuns’ music is “unpolished and intense, visceral and real”, this is a pop song wearing hard rock drag – the production is sparklingly clean, the vocals harmonised and anthemic. It’s a lot of fun (the misguided Martin Luther King sample in the middle-eight notwithstanding), and it made me miss gigs even more than I already do, because this song would absolutely rip live.

Released: 29.01.21


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