Opus Kink Release New Single “1: 18”
New EP “My Eyes, Brother!” due May 19th via Nice Swan Records
Brighton sextet Opus Kink share bristling new effort ‘1 : 18’, the second reveal from the band’s eagerly anticipated second EP ‘My Eyes, Brother!’, set for release May 19th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR, English Teacher).
Partnering with the revered indie label for their upcoming release, the enigmatic six-piece’s impressive progression shows no signs of slowing down, with the DIY Magazine Class of 2023 readying themselves for their biggest headline shows to date (including London’s iconic Village Underground) in the spring, followed by a slew of festival dates throughout the summer months.
The follow-up to 2022 debut EP ‘‘Til The Stream Runs Dry’, ‘1 : 18’ follows raucous lead track ‘Dust’ and marks the latest addition to their irrepressible musical patchwork of chaotic brilliance, drawing plentiful plaudits from key press champions (The Sunday Times, The Independent, NME, DIY, So Young, Dork, Clash, Gigwise, Under The Radar) and radio tastemakers in the process, with two appearances on the BBC 6 Music playlist (Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne) and unbridled support on BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders).
Speaking of their newest release, Opus Kink stated: “This is a song about letting your hair down and finding peace in the unreasonable squalid indifference of the universe.. You do you, hun!”
The lyrics, but in particular the vocal melody powerfully pierces through that ambitious atmosphere and hooks the listener, the energy of Angus Rogers determines the resilience of this remarkable piece. Rogers is on this volatile ride and ready to give everything through “1:18“, joined by this courageous range of textures, crushing drum shuffles, and experimental elements traveling through the mighty world and adding this complex depth to the track.
It’s unruly, it’s chaotic, and fierce and perfectly captures the vivid world of Opus Kink. Traveling through such heavy structures, Opus Kink has this fearless commitment to challenge their audience as they produce such vast soundscapes continually adding layers to their expressive arrangement. The energy is immense and off the scale.
8th Apr – Stockton Calling, Stockton-on-Tees
9th Apr – Tarantino Fest, Hull
14th Apr – Saint Lô, Le Normandy
15th Apr – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
26th Apr – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
27th Apr – Orangepop festival, Nijmegen
28th Apr – Supersonic, Paris
30th Apr – Sound City Festival, Liverpool
4th May – Focus Festival, Wrexham
5th May – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
6th May – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading
19th May – Band On The Wall, Manchester
20th May – King Tuts, Glasgow
21st May – ZEROX, Newcastle
23rd May – Village Underground, London
26th May – Bearded Theory Festival, Derby
27th May – Live At Leeds In The Park
27th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
28th May – Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
1st June – Bedford Esquires, Bedford
2nd June – Patterns, Brighton
9th June – Music Barn Festival, Kettering
10th June – Long Division Festival, Wakefield
21st July – Truck Festival, Oxford