KOYO – Tetrachromat

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-07-27-40Rarely does a debut single exude such confidence as this first foray into the sonic world from Leeds quintet KOYO. A quasi-psychedelic vibe fills the air with such a delightfully shoegazey feel that you’ll be so engrossed in your laces you’ll spot you’ve accidentally missed a loop. Right foot, left-hand side, second one from the top. Probably.

This feels almost as if it’s an epic prog piece from years gone by as, in places, it gets dark and almost ceremonial – with one hell of a tasty saxophone breaking through in the closing stages. The Pink Floyd influence doesn’t go unnoticed but on the whole this feels a starkly more modern piece of art that brings together various movements from years gone by to create something that stands so proudly alone you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a statue that had been there forever. Flowing smoother than the nile and with more venom than your average cobra, this one might end up sneaking up on you and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to keep it from getting under your skin.

Well, you COULD not listen to it – but that would be a rather foolish thing indeed, and you’d be left looking like a right tit. Just succumb to this magnificent beast.

Ciarán Steward

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