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Albums Of The Week: Mount Kimbie | The Sunset Violent

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Sunset Violent picks up where Mount Kimbie’s last album — 2017’s Love What Survives — left off, marrying modern indie, shoegaze and electronica seamlessly into another highly unique and forward-thinking LP from one of London’s most seminal bands.

The album was written in California’s Yucca Valley, a scant Western town with a history of alleged UFO sightings before being finished in London. The desert’s surrealistic, auburn-tinged tones and sparse Americana landscape can be heard across each of the album’s nine tracks, marrying perfectly with the album’s abstract storytelling and cutting-edge songwriting to create another classic Mount Kimbie record.

Fronted by Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, joined by long-term collaborators Andrea Balency-Béarn and Marc Pell, Mount Kimbie have spent the past 15 years crafting a vast catalogue of enduring and influential music to emerge from London’s vibrant scene. Since their 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers (which topped over 30 Best Albums of the Decade lists), the band have continued to evolve across their three LPs to serve as vanguards of a new modern indie, most notably on Love What Survives.

Their most successful album to date, the album spawned some of Mount Kimbie’s most versatile and ground-breaking work yet, including singles Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule), Marilyn (feat. Micachu) and We Go Home Together (James Blake). The band toured extensively on the album, selling out venues around the world including and influencing a raft of post-punk bands across the English capital in their wake.

Whether selling out headline dates at a diverse slate of clubs or venues, not to mention playing premiere festival slots such as Primavera, Coachella, Pitchfork in Chicago & Paris, Glastonbury, Melt and Club II Club to name a few, Mount Kimbie have played a pivotal role in the evolution of cutting-edge contemporary British music, cultivating an extensive global fan base.

Not content to rest on the laurels of their collective output, both Kai & Dom’s rich sonic tapestry and compulsion to innovate have led to highly impressive solo careers as well, with Kai helming a Radio1 Essential Mix alongside, selling out headline dates and releasing the City Planning LP alongside an installation by Tom Shannon and long-term collaborator Frank Lebon. Meanwhile, Dom’s Grammy-nominated production work has graced releases from Travis Scott, SZA, Metro Boomin’, Dave and James Blake among others, and releasing Die Cuts alongside an accompanying film by Tyrone Lebon.”