Kulk’s debut LP Here Lies Kulk is heavy and noise filled, falling somewhere between The Melvins and Fuzz.
This album sees Suffolk-based duo of Jade Ashleigh and Thom Longdin move away from faster hard-rock riffs of their earlier EPs to something more doom infused. It’s equally chaotic as it is constant – barrages of guitar and drum blows that are only pierced by the distorted guttural screams. Thematically the album explores topics of morality, conflict and rawness.
The album was recorded locally at Rum Records in Ipswich on half-inch tape in true fuzz style with the band taking an active role in the production.
Says Jade of their debut: “Making this record has been about simplicity, in its rawness and rudimental nature. Sometimes the most complicated thing is how simply it comes together.”
Here Lies Kulk is released on 21 August on Hot Fools Records (We Wild Blood).