Kartloon is known for his Stig-like qualities, not in driving talent I can assure you, but for generally being ignorant to anything that doesn’t involve 4 wheels and a lot of noise. So as usual, this morning’s commute was filled with the dulcet tones of Nicky Campbell rather than the racket emanating from those stations that play music. However, I was offered the opportunity to review a new album and ‘sod it’ thought I, it’s better than work.
So, to kick this off we need a link between karting and music. I’m sure I’ve seen Lewis Hamilton with a pair of Dr. Dre’s ‘Beats’ headphones pressing down that mullet he’s been sporting this year. Yes, the F1 World Champ used to race karts, didn’t you know? There, now let’s get down to business.
Jinder, professional racing driver, enthusiastic musician (that may be back to front). Clearly I am grossly under-qualified to even critique the ramblings of Wigfield, never mind the artistry of Jinder, but offering to do so meant I got the new album for free and ahead of anyone else. Since listening to the first single, Boil the World a few weeks ago, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the album and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It reminds me of turning up at a private party at a friend’s house. Not that type of party you filthy animals. No, the kind where you are invited in from the cold and offered a drink and a pleasant chat. A little while later, slightly inebriated, you find yourself dancing round the room, but not for long as you’re not that drunk and remember you have to get up in the morning (for racing of course, aha, another link!). So you settle back down, have a coffee and are sent on your way with a warm hug, but no kissing (not that kind of party, remember).
Some people reading this (perhaps all 5 of you) won’t have heard Jinder’s music before so I should probably try to describe it. Well it’s not happy hardcore, nor is it funky hip-hop. I guess it’s a guy with a guitar and a super smooth voice and I like it. Boil the World is a truly great track, but the album is just one gem after another, so I’m off to search out the rest of Jinder’s music. This Saturday morning I may have to give Danny Baker a miss as I wander down to Clay Pigeon Raceway.
‘Traditional Dark’ goes on sale on 2/2/15 but paypal me a fiver and you can have it now (just kidding, have you seen the size of this guy?)