The prolific – well-known from various other projects – Dutch musicians Mark Ten Hoor (guitar, vocals, songwriting), Peter Kroes (bass, backing vocals), and Arjan Spies (drums, guitar, production) are back with their fifth full-length album under the moniker of The Kryng (you already know how much I like this new release, because it made it to my Year-End List). The trio perpetuate the 60’s in 12 original, fuzzy, and raucous garage rock tracks with defiant lyrics. The sound may be lo-fi and rough, but these are all strong beat songs, with good ideas in the background, and sing-along choruses and catchy melodies up front in the mix. It’s unbelievable how easily these guys can pull off some delicious hooks. This LP will blow you away, but once you get up, you want to hear hits like Thinking, Hide And Seek, Talk Too Loud and Quit You again.
V is out now digitally, on cassette and on vinyl LP through Bickerton Records.