By: Nick Bulbeck
30 May, 2017, 13:24
Photos: Lee Ramsey
Bristol psych pop group Cousin Kula lit up the stage at the Gallimaufry to mark the occasion of their new single ‘What You Know’. Starting off with some exciting guitar work and vocals, they provided slick rhythms that were electrifying, reaching to a crescendo on the lyrics “So, this is what it feels like?”.
Frontman Elliot Ellison was on fine form, and at times it seemed as though the entire room came to a standstill just to appreciate the raw talent of this exceptional band. The bass notes alongside electronic reverberations, combined with a touch of jazz and soul made a lasting impression on the audience. With an addictive sound that created an explosion of electronic-induced mayhem, Cousin Kula kept everyone on their feet and enjoying the vibes of their well-received tunes.
It was a memorable night for everybody at the Gallimaufry. You could see the passion on Ellison’s face as he sung the lyrics of their newest single. There were even shades of Chester Bennington in there which complimented their sound, further contributing to their high calibre performance.
Cousin Kula created their own space and time with electronic riffs, smooth basslines and interludes that caught your attention in a trance-like grip. The guitar work and vocals became that much more ethereal, that bit more engaging and that bit more electrifying. It was a solid performance throughout, and Ellison performed a vocal master class adopting contemplative poses whilst wowing the crowd in turn.
Overall this was a sensational event improved by the expert precision of Cousin Kula. It was a great occasion to watch them at this intimate venue, to get a real glimpse of their musical magic.