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Kirin J. Callinan

Restless and confrontational. Two words that aptly describe the world of Kirin J Callinan, yet still fail to summarise even the smallest percentage of the entire picture. Unsurprisingly, Embracism — the lead single and title track from his debut solo LP — sounds nothing like any of his previous work.

Most notably, it's the vocals. Delivered as spoken word poetry, thrown down as a challenging ultimatum, with Kirin's Australian accent purposefully over-pronounced and subsidised with an outback grunt of macho vulgarity. Behind that grandstanding and pulpit-spitting there's splinters of industrial operatic clatter that pulsate, screech and scratch, violently attempting to takeover the operation. It's unsettled and commanding and fucking filthy. Forcing a response — positive or negative — and leaving no space for ambivalence.

Embracism (the album) is out on Friday, June 28 via Siberia Records / Terrible Records (in partnership with XL Recordings). Kirin's small run of preview shows kicks off tonight in Sydney with two performances at The Crypt.

Friday, April 12 (7pm): The Crypt, Sydney *SOLD OUT*
Friday, April 12 (9pm): The Crypt, Sydney
Saturday, April 13: The Grace Darling, Melbourne
Sunday, April 14: The Grace Darling, Melbourne

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Chris Familton

fark that is a great track.

8 years ago

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