Little Kingdoms – The Willow EP (2008)


Little Kingdoms is a young band that makes me feel younger than I am. Their clever, complex guitar interplay dances between speakers. Their light, expressive, glitchy percussion lies somewhere between a slap happy drum machine and a slap happy teenager. Their voices sing along like kids having a good time. All the trademarks are there for being another derivative direct descendent of the Cap’n Jazz tradition. But theirs is something that’s special. This is happy music. This is music that’s in the enthusiastic Kinsella-twinkle aesthetic that I happen to love. They’re original enough. It’s nothing groundbreaking but it puts a smile on my face and that’s all that really matters.

-Brian S

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