Sleepover Show #90: Kingsley Flood
Kingsley Flood is a name that should be familiar to any Boston Music fan. Even though the band is still relatively young, a bit over two years old, – which is like a teenager in “band years” – they still command the attention of every music rag in town – Sleepover Shows is no exception – as well as some national heavy hitters. Not bad for a band that has members splitting their time between here and Washington DC.
We were all geared up to do a nice, spacious outside shoot with Kingsley Flood a little while back. We didn’t want to hinder the movement of the raucous six piece led by Naseem Khuri. Our plans caught a little snag when, while we were setting up to shoot, it started pouring. Doing our best to keep instruments and camera equipment dry, we sought shelter under an awning and thought that the scene might just be pretty enough to shoot.
First up was Black Boots, a fun, percussive tune that had everyone in the band stomping whatever color boots they had on. We listen with amazement as nearly the whole band “ooh”ed together in a thick, beautiful five-part harmony.
Next was the less energetic, more anthemic Cathedral Walls. The plaintive melody would be right at home on the next Avett Brothers or Felice Brothers record. (Pretty much any ‘brothers’ band: the Righteous Brothers, the Jonas Brothers).
Last but certainly not least was I Don’t Wanna Go Home. This driving, rock and roll song was NPR’s Song Of The Day back in May of this year. We can honestly say that this earworm has laid eggs in our brain. The hook or chorus has been known to pop up every so often, demanding to be hummed, refusing to get out of our brains. Be warned, this song is dangerous.