My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult is a band that defies all that society considers normal and this is a good thing. Their latest release, titled In The House Of Strange Affairs, is a funky album which embodies what every fan loves about this band. Hailing from Chicago, IL, they have been around since 1988. The band found Wax Trax! Records and were very intrigued by their music. This is what began as a long journey which continues today.
This is by no means a cookie cutter band. Their music has a unique funkiness which comes naturally. Franke Nardiello (aka Groovie Mann) and Marston Daley (aka Buzz McCoy) are extremely talented and have great chemistry. BOMB GANG GIRLZ make-up the backup. They are a fantastic show and good music. The mixture of electronic, rock, and a little disco makes their music a groovy style of art that is TKK.
“Forbidden Saints” is a story filled with funky beats and is composed very well. The lyrics are filled with sexuality. The mix of electronica, guitar, and drums is well accomplished throughout this track. This is what originality is all about.
Another track, “Strange Affairs,” is a strong song that holds true to being groovy. The beginning sounds like something out of an old B-rated horror movie. This is when you know you are listening to something special. The softness of the beginning with harsh lyrics in almost a whisper would make Vincent Price proud. Stay with this song to the end, it is worth it. The music is creative, and it is not as creepy as it appears to be. Experimental, yes, but not creepy.
I don’t like clowns! They are just too damn happy. In life hardships come and go, no one is clown-happy all the time. I state this to lead into the song titled, “Year of the Klown.” This is a strong electronic-based track that will be good in a club to get people dancing. The interesting lyrics are what dreams are made of; some good and some bad. This is a good song. Just a note, it doesn’t make me like clowns. Another thing, I don’t like spiders either.
Another notable track is “Under the Crown.” It begins with a siren style scream that will wake you up. The underlying beat works well throughout the song. It picks up with guitar, bass, and keyboards and it’s beautiful. The lyrics are strong and straight forward. There is a little spoken word with a low point and then picks back up with an eerie feel of music that only TKK could do well. This is unique and what makes it original. The beat will have one wanting more TKK. This is a good song and one of the best on the album.
Per usual, TKK has outdone itself with originality. This phenomenal album is one that dreams are made of, a little dirty and a lot of good. The groove on this album is reminiscent of the new wave style of the eighties, and lets face it, it’s awesome. The sexual innuendos are noticeable. It is a sexy album, it is a good album, and it will get anyone in the mood for fun. They are currently out on the road. Make sure to check them out, for they will not disappointment. Rock and dance on!
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
05/05 @ Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @Trees – Dallas, TX
06/04 @ The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
06/07 @The Venue – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ TBA – Southern California
06/14 @ TBA – Southern California
06/15 @ TBA – Southern California