Today’s MIMS premiere comes from South London-based 8-piece band Don’t Problem. Enormous brass riffs battle with heavy drums, electric guitars and relentless grooves on ‘King Kong’. Lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Liminality’, due for release in September 2021 on Bridge the Gap.
‘King Kong’ is the collective’s third single after ‘Whale’ and ‘CD’s Lament’. The band tell us, “Often our tunes are written collectively, but the journey with King Kong was a bit different as the core of it was originally written by Sam on trumpet. He wrote this as a tribute to Oberon King, an incredible drummer who he and Seb (baritone Sax) used to play with and sadly passed away at a young age. Sam brought along some of the melodic and harmonic structures and then it evolved in the normal ‘Don’t Problem’ style and direction we like to take. Sam specifically called it “King Kong” because Oberon King was a real force of nature when he was on the drums”Pre-Save
In contrast to ‘Whale’ which was an expression of pure joy, ‘King Kong’ explores heavier sounds, with dark catchy riffs and explosive melodies. The band also adds to the brass core using electric guitars and the trumpet solo is transformed with synthesized sounds.