Hear King Midas Sound’s bombastic take on shoegaze with ‘Aroo’

By , Apr 9 2013

King Midas Sound’s Ninja Tune debut has finally landed…

FACT interviewed King Midas Sound last week, and one of the most surprising revelations was that the album was rumoured to sound something like “My Bloody Valentine in dub”. Needless to say we were ready to reserve our judgement until we’d heard something, and with ‘Aroo’, which was shared over at The Quietus today, we get the confirmation in spades.

A devastatingly distorted beat underpins the kind of low end rumble we’ve come to expect from the trio, and Hitomi’s echoing vocals are smeared all over the top with a swirling grace. It might sound like a pretty bizarre collision, and we’re not going to say it isn’t unusual, but thankfully it is brilliant.

‘Aroo’ will drop on 12″  via Ninja Tune on Record Store Day April 20.

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