We can never get bored of Knightstown’s ‘Border’
FFO: Vivienne Chi, Teen Ravine
Label: FatCat Records
The brainchild of Michael Aston, Knightstown has been making waves for some time now. He was signed to FatCat in 2016, after submitting ‘Disparity’ in 2014, a demo which quickly became one of the label’s most listened to tracks on the FatCat Demo site. We can’t wait for his new EP to drop in Spring 2018, but before then, ‘Border’ is out now.
With its hypnotically, high ethereal vocals this track enthralls and enchants you. The metronomic beat takes a backseat for much of the piece, until the closing moments where it is lifted through the stratosphere by a space age synth.
A track which is deep in longing and loss, Aston describes its composition: “I wanted to write about the fleeting reunions of North/South Korean families – not because I could possibly empathise with such suffering and loss, but just to draw attention to the story, and hold it up as a monument to hope, which is alive even in the darkest places.”
Knightstown plays a headline show at London’s Elektrowerkz on 21st November, tickets here.