The disparate opening to ‘Kinky Lola’ is like an acid trip for the ears; all soft edges and jangly riffs. The vocals from Simon Nilsson cut through with sincerity and assertion, throwing some nods to alt-rock of the 90s with whispers of the Pixies and Nirvana.
The song refrains at points which would be right for a crescendo, before bursting out towards the end with the perfect amount of garage-rock oomph, creating a sound that’s both lackadaisical and ear-melting at the same time. This is the mark of a band that are assured and creatively in tune with one another. Quite the achievement from a debut single.