A while back we came across this six piece band called Story Books and thought how nice it is to see some bands from our home county of Kent, and even better to hear that they’re great. Now everyone’s in on the act Bloc Party asked them to support their recent show at the Koko, their single launch party at the Lexington last week went off, John Kennedy and Tom Robinson loves them, and Radio 1 DJs such as Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe given new track Peregrine the kiss of cool.
Well crafted, Peregrine is a song of panoramic spectrum that manages to stay grounded and tangible in its rock roots. It builds slowly, not to a short lived peak but a powerful crunch of chords that really wraps round and delights. Filmed in the most gloomy, desolate place on earth, the Isle of Sheppey, the video is delightfully simple, and all the more emotive for it.
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