Kong are a great band featuring members of the legendary Oceansize and I recently had the pleasure of watching them at my local venue. On first out of 3 bands hardly anyone was there and I could sense much to their frustration that more people should have been there, personally I didn’t mind too much as its great to see bands like this in such an intimate setting.

Kong – ‘Leather Penny’ from Brew Records on Vimeo.

If you are a fan of any kind of aggressive music – be that Shellac or even going to the more quiet aggression of Fugazi, you will like Kong…

As the NME puts it

“If you like Shellac and Fugazi, consider Kong the toxic shock syndrome version; they will more than likely please your ears but definitely give you a side of nausea. How do I know? Cos I’ve got a copy of their hideously good debut album ‘Snake Magnet’ playing right now. Check it out upon its release on July 13th or I’ll send a scary baboon round to your gaff to set your eyelids on fire. Just messing. I’ll send Kong”

Definitely one of my favourite shows this year – very loud, very heavy and those mask’s well there also pretty cool! There Myspace can be found here and if you like what you hear why not buy their latest release entitled ‘Snake Magnet‘ from here surely these chaps need to be bigger then they presently are…