Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Kochka - The Entropic Biopic of a Quixotic Psychotic

When you are a blogger and your pals release an album things get tricky. Kochka are one of the first bands I stalked followed when I started up this blog, they headlined my first Aye Tunes Presents gig back in January this year, and I've been politely bugging them to get this album finished for longer than I can remember. Well, now they have released their debut album, it is probably fair to say I can't really give an unbiased opinion.

I'm a fan of the band first and foremost though, I wouldn't have roped them in to the gig, reviewed their old records, and generally told people to listen to and go see them if I didn't like, so it was with mixed emotions I listened to The Entropic Biopic of a Quixotic Psychotic. What if it's rubbish? How do you politely tell folk you like that the album you'd been waiting eagerly on was a massive letdown?

Happily I didn't have to answer those questions, since the album is certainly not rubbish. Happily I get to dodge trying to properly reviewing it too, since frankly I don't know where to begin describing it. This is an excellent album, and a "proper" album, with songs flowing from one to another, a beginning, middle and end.
Listen for yourself at Bandcamp or down below.

Kochka play an album launch for The Entropic Biopic of a Quixotic Psychotic this Saturday at Stereo, where you can pick up a very limited CD copy of the album. Support comes from The Mademoiselle and Tragic O'Hara, and it'll only cost you £4 to get in. I'll be there.