A thumping throwback to a Seventies four-to-the-floor funky bass line sets the tone for this new single – ‘B Side‘ – from Bath quintet Kalpa. The cheekiness of the music makes you bop and walk with a spring in your step in the hope that it’s setting you up for a brain melt-down of songwriting brilliance, but alas, it doesn’t.
I’m afraid to say that this definitely feels like a B side, the song doesn’t particularly move me enough for me to write enough good things about it, the vocal melody and lyrics aren’t the best, I find myself drifting away from the narrative of the song and unfortunately, it reminds me too much of more recent Paramore / early Peace but without the hooky chorus or dynamic variety, the first 20 seconds are solid at least, however familiar they may sound.
I hope for better next time.
The new single ‘B Side’ is out now – available to purchase on iTunes here.
Catch the band on tour this summer, the full list of dates are below:
7th May – The Louisiana, Bristol
17th-19th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
22nd May – St James Wine Vaults, Bath
28th May – The Stannary, Falmouth
29th May – The Underground, Plymouth
31st May – Mr Wolfs, Bristol
8th June – Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London
15th June – Buyers Club, Liverpool