Simon Kent - Spaced Out Refugee

Simon Kent
Spaced Out Refugee

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this song. For whatever reason, Simon Kent has semi-ditched the Pillo band name, opting instead to use it as the title for his forthcoming debut album.

‘Spaced Out Refugee’ is an indie-pop track with a hint of mistiness courtesy of a great keyboard sound. Simon’s classical training means the vocal is largely under-used in the pop genre – reaching out towards its powerful roots towards the end of the chorus in a brief flicker of Morten Harket.

Things head down the plaintive path for ‘Turned to Rust’, an accomplished acoustic guitar-led song with a great drum sound. The keyboards once more add the extra element, signalling the turning point of the song and getting ready for the big build.

‘Blissed’ is a chill-out instrumental with throbbing bass and eerie keyboards, occasionally stabbed with a sample.

Simon Kent’s music is all about a great vocal and cracking keyboard work. The other instruments have to find their place in the pecking order.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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