Blue and green record exploding into shards

Kennedy Sunday
Hold EP

Kennedy Sunday no longer exists. Rebranded and renamed as Armies of You, they’ve left their previous incarnation behind and embarked on another – which is a shame really because this sound isn’t all that bad.

Equal parts funk and indie, Kennedy Sunday skip from style to style with each song, managing to cover most of the important acts from British music in the last 20 years.

Opener ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ has more than an air of Sir Jarvis Cocker about it, especially in its dry wit and discussions of life in general. As a guitar-based band, Kennedy Sunday don’t have a huge sound but still have a lot going on. Layering vocals is a clever trick to make up for a sound lacking in bass, but you never notice any of that, as you’re too wrapped up in James Elliott’s delivery of the lyrics. On ‘The Entertainer’.

For example, the way he pronounces his words on the line “I was the greatest dancer in the world” makes you sit up and notice what he’s doing. More than a high-end yelp, more than a roll of an ‘R’, his stylings have something else – something beyond your typical indie drawl. He sounds like he sings with class, and that’s a refreshing change.

In fact, the whole EP drips with something different – and I hope the band have taken this to their new guise, otherwise they’ve missed out on a good thing.

Guest article from Heather P.

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