In the Post #76: Kai Fish – Cobalt Cheeks

By on Thursday, 4th August 2011 at 12:00 pm

Kai Fish is best known as bassist for Mystery Jets, a band near and dear to my heart. But you’re probably not aware that Fish has written for Mark Ronson and the Count and Sinden (I certainly wasn’t). So based on this, I guess it should not be too much of a surprise that he has decided to use his considerable talents to write and record a solo album. ‘Life in Monochrome’ is scheduled to drop on the 26th of September on Music of Wolves, and to get people ready for this new phase of his musical career, he’s released the track ‘Cobalt Cheeks’ to the wild.

The first third of this song should appeal to Coldplay fans; it’s a little too precious for my tastes. I do like the dreaminess of the echoey vocals though. Then, just when you think you might grab your pillow and lay down for a nap, at about the 1.45 mark the guitars lay into you and rescues the track. The bass line buzzes along, and despite a brief respite a little after the 3-minute mark, the rest of the track is a jammy-licious mix of guitars and drums. I think this is what the Horrors were trying to do with ‘Skying’ but given the choice, I’d take ‘Cobalt Cheeks’ any day. Looking forward to see what Mystery Jets’ bass man has up his sleeve.



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