Weakling & King – Fuel The Flame

Throw the bodhran into the lake, fling the tin whistle down the deepest ravine, puncture the nearest uilleann pipes for today is the day to announce a new act from Ireland with the bleeps rather than the sheeps on his mind. Phil Porter is the man behind the mask and Weakling & King is the end product from his moonlighting activities away from the day job with Dry County. I have been playing his ‘Is Dead’ album all weekend and I have fallen badly for its indie-electro charms. Porter may not be truly blessed in the vocal department but he is a master at the looped synth line. So much so in fact that ‘Fuel The Flame’ has to be best dance-indie crossover I’ve heard since Paris Angel’s utterly dreamy ‘Perfume (All On You)‘ from a long time ago. Weakling & King also has a neat ear for reworking classics so if you’d like to hear Nilsson’s ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ or Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’ operating out of a completely different temple of sound then ‘Is Dead’ is for you. This is wonderful stuff and wonderfully free. Better be lightning quick though because this kid is going places. KD

Weakling & King – Fuel The Flame

Weakling & King – Lightning Quick

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: No Need
Year: 2008

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