Kitten Pyramid: Uh-Oh!

A super furry creation comes alive.

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You could say there are almost too many ideas in here. Almost. But the Burton-on-Trent five-piece smash glam, prog, indie, Mariachi and boozy trinkleider quite brilliantly into one joyful debut.

Uh-Oh! may initially come over as punch-drunk Cardiacs-powered knockabout, but there’s calm and pathos too within this dauntless pandemonium. At the core is the soundtrack to band leader Scott Milligan’s Polish uncle’s immigrant travails, balanced in a way that, against Gliding’s chamber pop melancholy and the folksong weepy, Traffic, we’ve got football terrace yell-a-longs Whale and Marmalade to blow the indie rock doors off.

On stage, KP is a sprawling, 14-strong beast of backing singers, brass and strings, plus Milligan centrestage, dressed as a psychiatric nurse. Like Super Furry Animals and Earl Brutus before them they make serious rock music for silly people. And presented in this immaculate fashion, it’s no joke.

Jo Kendall

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.