Album Review: Ten Kens

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ten kensThe four-piece from Toronto are a versatile bunch. At least that's the impression I got after listening to the tracks on their MySpace page- www.myspace.com/tenkens. As soon as 'Spanish Fly' boomed out of my speakers I was immediately reminded of The White Stripes, with hard-hitting guitar licks, simple, yet pleasant drumming and screechy vocals.

However it appeared that I didn't have Ten Kens sussed just yet- the next track would be completely different than the first.

'Prodigal Sum' is a sleepy, mellow track which sees the band using flange guitar effects and echoing vocals.  It reminded me of those tracks from albums in the 70's which you could chill out and just lose yourself. 

The final three tracks: ‘Bearfight, ‘Y'all Come Back Now' and ‘Refined' continue the theme of soft, slow music and reminded me of some of Coldplay's earlier work.