In the latest edition of T.L.M.T’s song of the week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention Katie Kim and her new single ‘Foreign Fleas’.
As ‘Foreign Fleas’ opens with a clang and a clatter of deep-bodied percussion, the return of Katie Kim instantly reminds us the importance Kim has within our music scene, occupying the uncharted periphery where few dare to tread.
Persistent and unyielding, the sound of ‘Foreign Fleas’ is much grander than the artist’s pervious work. The scope of the music is wider and the mood heavier, the entire backdrop feels more open as the harmonic textures that comprise it wash in and out of focus. By the time the screeching synth line towards the song’s closing moments it appears we have left the crackling claustrophobia of 2012’s seminal Cover & Flood behind.
Katie Kim is everything that is great and creative about the current Irish music scene. Unbent by the will of commercial, box-ticking marketing, Kim’s music is expression pure and simple.
Click below to listen to this week’s addition to the Mixed-Tape, ‘Foreign Fleas’ by Katie Kim. The single is available now via bandcamp.