King Of Cats – “Ulcers” (Stereogum Premiere)

Brighton/Oxford indie-pop kid Max Levy performs as King Of Cats. His debut album Working Out is coming soon via Art Reeks, a collaboration between leading UK underground labels Art Is Hard and Reeks Of Effort. Levy wails, whimpers, and screams his way through Working Out highlight “Ulcers” like a fragile Black Francis by way of Daniel Johnston. The song’s recurring guitar figure is a delight, carried along by Joanna Gruesome’s Owen Williams bashing away on drums. The results are raw yet soaring, a patchwork hot air balloon wobbling on the strength of a roaring flame. Listen below.

Working Out is out 12/8 on Art Reeks. Pre-order it here.

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