The Kenneths are a trio hailing from London, forming in January 2015. Their EP Double N is due for release on 30th September 2016, and does not disappoint.
Clearly taking influences from different types of punk from Green Day to The Sex Pistols, the trio are musically talented individuals, writing original, catchy music that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Opening with a bass riff, All Cried Out is the debut single from the EP that was released in June 2016. The band took a theme for All Cried Out and the second track, Fucked In Love.
“There are so many songs about how great being in love is. For me, love has always been fucking horrible. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you become the worst version of yourself. You become completely consumed by this feeling you have no control over, that’s what ‘Fucked In Love’ and All Cried Out’ are about.” – Josh Weller, vocals and guitar
Fucked In Love launches the listener right into the song, with a contrastingly cheerful musical backing to the vocals. The chorus goes “I’m fucked and I’m in love again”, which is something most people can relate to.
Hollywood is the second single to be released, and the third on the EP. This is an altogether more cheerful track, described by Weller as the “sunshine” track, where the band are fantasising about making it big in Hollywood.
The final track of the EP is I Can’t Focus, describing the vocalist’s “ADHD and inability for concentrate on anything for more than ten minutes”. The track is short, fast and exactly how you’d imagine someone with ADHD’s brain would flick from one thing to another at top speed.
All in all, Double N is a great EP, exploring different subjects and putting them firmly in the punk genre. Although all the songs on the EP are fast and loud, it is an enjoyable listen and one can only imagine their live energy just from a single listen to their Double N.
The Kenneths are co headlining with WACO from the end of September all the way through October, and supporting Yellowcard in December.
SEPTEMBER – Co-headline w/ WACO
28: KINGSTON UPON THAMES New Noise @ Bacchus (18+)
OCTOBER – Co-headline w/ WACO
03: LONDON The Black Heart (18+) *
04: MILTON KEYNES Crauford Arms (14+)
05: NORWICH The Owl Sanctuary (18+)
06: MANCHESTER Factory (14+)
09: GLASGOW 13th Note (18+)
10: NEWCASTLE Think Tank (14+)
12: YORK Fibbers (14+)
13: BIRMINGHAM The Asylum (14+)
14: SWANSEA Sin City (16+)
15: SOUTHAMPTON Aftershow @ WTF Fest (18+) *
* The Kenneths only
DECEMBER – w/ Yellowcard
07 – AMSTERDAM Melkweg OZ
08 – COLOGNE Live Music Hall
09 – COLOGNE Live Music Hall
11 – BRISTOL Academy
12 – GLASGOW ABC
14 – MANCHESTER Ritz
15 – LONDON Shepherd’s Bush Empire
17 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
18 – BIRMINGHAM Institute