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KingBathmat are a powered up independent/psychedelic/progressive/alternative rock band, hailing from Hastings in England. Initially started by singer/songwriter John Bassett, the band have now independently released five albums to date “Son of a Nun” (2003), “Crowning Glory” (2004), “Fantastic Freak Show Carnival”(2005), Blue Sea, Black Heart (2008) and Gravity Field (2009). The 3 piece band comprises of John Bassett (bass,vocals), Lee Sulsh (guitar) and Bernie Smirnoff (drums).

The musical style of KingBathmat is difficult to ascertain, pin down or pigeon hole and does not sit comfortably in any particular category of music. Often described in reviews as an amalgamation of numerous bands e.g. "the sound of Pink Floyd wrestling with Kasabian", "Black Sabbath cuddled by extravagant ELO harmonies". It is clear that a bewildering array of influences produce a sound on record that circumnavigates the gamut of genres that reside upon this musical sphere.

KingBathmat can resemble at times, a sonic expedition, a giddy aural excursion, visiting genres as diverse and contrary as the complex arrangements that inhabit "progressive rock" interlaced with the cutting vocal melodies of "classic pop" that then tear abruptly into an uncompromising sledgehammer heavy metal riff. A big old slice of distraction cake served with a buttercream filling of abstract and arcane lyrics on a bed of layered vocal harmonies that weave a centrally focused melodic core that lays a strong foundation under each and everyone of their musical emanations, leaving the listener to ponder "Is it an exquisite ornate Faberge Egg or a crumpled up papier mache ball encrusted in moomin juice?"

KingBathmat do not align themselves with convention, they have ditched the giblet hustlers and they endeavour to buck the trend and to not take themselves too seriously. For they do not look for, or court approval. KingBathmat are not beholding to a record company, a debt, or a self proposed obligation. They do what they want.

And so onto late 2011 and the further obscuring of reality continues with the fortnightly sacrifice of solar biscuits into the fizzy pop of culture to hopefully create a benevolent effervescence with the release of free songs upon this website throughout 2012.
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ELO Black Sabbath Dungen Nirvana Budgie Super Furry Animals The Beatles Soundgarden Pink Floyd Queens of the Stone Age Tori Amos John Barry Tom Waits Porcupine Tree John Frusciante Wolfmother Wishbone Ash Pineapple Thief Rush Muse Brian Wilson Rory Gallagher Horslips Pure Reason Revolution Radiohead Thin Lizzy Rage against the machine Taste Abba System of a Down Serafin Kate Bush Mountain Guns n Roses Salem's Lot soft machine Sam Cooke Tenacious D UFO the strokes Rod Hull and Emu Clowns Hawkwind Manic Miner Mozart Red Hot Chili Peppers The Sex Pistols Chicago Bad Brains Rage Against The Machine Ennio Morricone Buffalo Tom Jimi Hendrix Danny Elfman The Temptations Neil Young and Crazy Horse Grand Funk Railroad
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Behind The Wall - KingBathmat - New 9 min Track on Power of Prog

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Behind The Wall - KingBathmat - New 9 min Track on Power of Prog (check our page to listen to it in full)

"Behind The Wall" is the 5th release from KingBathmat of 2012. This track weighs in at 9mins 16 secs. And is in my opinion the best KingBathmat track so far. Lyrically it retains a metaphysical theme of ontological positivisim or opposingly, depending on your stance, of existential gobbledygook.

There is a free lo-fi mp3 version encoded at 112kbps available at …


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At 7:26am on February 11, 2012, Melodic Revolution Records said…

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