Goodness me. This is unexpectedly rather good.
I didn’t have much hope for this band. It might be because they were from Hull, or that their tunes were a little too catchy, but there was always an air of naffness about Kingmaker. Even at the time, they seemed so… also-ran-ish. You might have listened to them at home, but you wouldn’t write their name on your school bag, let’s face it.
So it turns out to be a pretty solid, Indie-Pop-Punk track with perhaps a slight nod towards Folk. It’s the sort of track you might expect to find on a Libertines album. Which is a good thing in my book. And that geek chic look is pretty ahead of its time in 1993, too.
A quick delve into Wikipedia tells me they went Rockabilly in their later phase before splitting up. That sounds pretty interesting.
So they weren’t so bad after all.