Giving In is the dynamite debut album from psych-rock crooners Club Kuru. Following the success of last year's EP Layla, which saw the band garner support from both BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1, the five-piece are back with a delightful debut LP.
Fronted by Laurie Erskine, the group deliver hazy synths, alternative offbeat riffs and a dreamy laid- back vibe that manages to be sleepy, sexy and compelling all at once.
‘I’m Still a Man’ is gorgeously languid, calling to mind long, lazy summer afternoons, while ‘The Memory Junkie’ ripples with 70s funk magnetism. The group produce several tracks solely using analogue synthesisers, which adds to the album’s nostalgic feel.
Club Kuru was initially Erskine’s solo project after he dropped out of music college and began playing London’s jazz clubs, before it slowly evolved into the five-piece we know today.
Erskine’s musical background weaves its way through the record, with jazz elements infused into many of the tracks.
A labour of love, the album is a result of tireless dedication from the band, who spent last year rebuilding their studio after their previous space was demolished.
The album is available on 12” vinyl via Dog Holiday.
Tracklist1. Giving In
2. I'm Still a Man
3. Not for Me
4. The Memory Junkie
6. Is This My Life?
7. Someone Else's Mantra
8. You Want It Bad
9. The Other Half Beneath Me
Released: March 2018
Cat: DHRLP3 / Dog Holiday