Thursday 23 June 2016

King Harvest and The Weight - Aces High

Ben Adey
King Harvest and The Weight
Ben Adey - vocals/bass
Justin Edley - drums
Olly Smith - guitar/vocals

Justin Edley
Date - 10th June 2016
Venue - Aces and Eights, London
Current release - Maps (Harbour Song)

Upcoming dates
Saturday 25th June – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Sunday 26th June – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Friday 1st July – Pine Lodge, Cork
Saturday 2nd July – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sunday 3rd July – Grand Social, Dublin

Released earlier this week, Maps is the debut album by Halifax-born musician Ben Adey – better known by his nom-de-plume King Harvest & The Weight. Charged on an undercurrent of eclectic revivalism; an ecstatic communion of face-melting riffage and a feverish delivery, Adey describes Maps as “a high energy, good times record. It covers so many bases, it plays like the greatest lost mixtape – a dashboard discovery for a hot summer’s day!”

Olly Smith
The peppering of a fiery set from King Harvest, short sharp strokes buzzing into Aces and Eights. No time for reflection these words came rapidly, usually no more than two at a time. Track shard, rat atat tat, chasm and plummet, beaten, keeled, broken. Spitfire. Spit fire. Split, roll, oil drum, tarred, you cannot wash them off your hands.

Ladder, rattle and drop from the sky as the buildings crash around you. Shrapnel and pavements crack, turned ankles, turned bile and metal fenders, scrape. Bumper to bumper escapes, light out and wait. wait. Light on in the dark. (New York Is Dangerous)

Hole in the wall that an eye looks through. Buzz, static, shock. Walls made of pulsing lines, feeding the populace. A nation that reads the safety advice and does the opposite. Upside down, up turn, cup flow, overflow, sweat, sweet up. (The Night)


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