KARKWA are a very long running French Canadian indie rock band that recently won the Polaris music prize, Canadas version of the Mercury music prize for their 4th Album “Les Chemins de verre“. I’ve had this album for quite a few months now (i even passed a copy onto my Boss, as he is very much into that acoustic indie stuff). Despite having a very melodic acoustic tinged sound, they do manage to beef it up with some big room drum sounds, a fairly menacing bass sound, and some rather deft foals/ fleets foxes style harmonies (except in French). Of all the tracks, the opener ”Le pyromane” is probably the most arresting. Sacre Bleu!
Posted by: bobcluness | January 12, 2011