Swedish alternative ensemble Kinetics first came together in late 2013 when neighbours Fredrik Solfors and David Schagerström recruited the former’s childhood friend Jesper Petersson and fellow musician Daniel Jakobson to forge something new and exciting.
Each of the members come from a different musical background. Soltors and Petersson are veterans of the indie/guitar verse, while Schagerström’s past is steeped in electronica and Jackobson was plucked from the plain of punk. This allowed the foursome to draw upon a diverse array of expertise to create a fresh sound that draws its influences from a number of rock sub-genres.
Their material to date has been met with much praise and acclaim, being featured online and on radio all around the world. On their latest release, “Yank Me Out Of Neutral”, the band are joined by up and coming singer/songwriter Melma Borglove on backing vocal duties. It’s a song about battling against the monotony that every day life can cause and not allowing boredom to take a hold of your mind.
The single bursts into an upbeat and absorbing guitar salvo ahead of a warm and welcoming harmony that unfolds merrily though the first verse. A bright and boisterous chorus ensues, during which the vocals and instrumentation resonate through the air. Another enthusiastic riff paves the way towards the second stanza, briefly teaming up with some jubilant synths.
From here, the piece skips gleefully forward, absorbing through its elated attitude and remaining consistently sunny and optimistic. It’s a very energetic and spirited alternative anthem that has a harmless sound with which it would be extremely difficult for anyone to take issue. You can find “Yank Me Out Of Neutral” on iTunes now, while Kinetics’ debut album, To Each Their Own, is available for purchase through their official site.
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