Death of the Party – Kudu / CD


Kudu tap into Siouxsie circa 82, dark Chicago House circa 86, deep 70s Funk, and, consciously or not, UK Jungle Techno circa 91. They are real deal, and their music is so primal that they could just as validly be classed a rock act as a jazz or dance act. On stage Kudu are dark and raw and desperate, but their pop potential has always been apparent to anyone with ears for song craft and eyes for charisma. Death of the Party, set to be released on Nublu Records, confirms this perception. In addition to the aforesaid ingredients, Kudu on record have a sense of fun lifted from Deee-Lite, ESG, church in rural Georgia and parades in New Orleans.


“Bracingly physical”

– Ben Ratliff, The New York Times


“Fuzzed-out pulsating pop noise that’s as mesmerizing as it is minimalist”

– Will Dukes, Pitchfork