The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING| CONTACT US|

 
Sep 22, 2018







NEWS & FEATURES

POLITICAL

FOOD & DRINK

ARTS

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

POP CULTURE



BEST OF
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISING
CONTACT US
PAST ISSUES
ABOUT US
MOBILE UPDATES
LIST MY CALENDAR ITEM






David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights, End Times Undone (Merge Records)


08/28/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Indie scenesters have long had this New Zealander’s stuff force-fed into their faces until they had no choice but to like it. Mitigating factors include the fact that Kilgour’s been around forever (his old band, The Clean, helped explode the Dunedin Sound in the early ‘80s) and of course the fact that all of his stuff sounds like either The Byrds or a cross between America and Interpol, in other words, The Byrds. Looks like that stuff is just never gonna die, you know, The Byrds? It certainly isn’t if this guy has anything to say about it, not that there aren’t worse sounds out there, and I’m sure Kilgour’s treated like royalty at Spacemen 3 shows and whatnot. OK, I’m just being toxic at this point. If you like it you like it, and at least the songs aren’t a bunch of hookless wonders waddling around being slacky anti-establishment statements; there’s a jam-band angle to Kilgour’s trip that definitely transcends what much of his audience probably reads into it. B
— Eric W. Saeger





®2018 Hippo Press. site by wedu