Drumming powerhouse Adam Betts, best known as one third of long time favourite band Three Trapped Tigers, also keeps himself busy playing with the likes of Squarepusher, Goldie, Emperor Yes, Heritage Orchestra, Jarvis Cocker and many others. Following the release of his debut album, which was one of 15 Album Picks of 2016, there’s a new record on the way under his moniker Colossal Squid.
‘I Lost Detroit’ featuring Saint Saviour was the first single to emerge from it and Betts has shared a new cut, the explosive and uncanny ‘Kick Punch’ featuring vocals from AK Patterson. Betts described his work with the songstress:
“I started this tune around the main synth riff, and it quickly became a pretty doomy groove, but when AK sent through what she’d written on top, it gave it a completely new spin – I would never have thought for the vocals to try and top the tune’s intensity, but AK’s fire is ferocious and joyfully unhinged. I loved what she suggested immediately.”
AK Patterson also had this to say:
“The intensity of the track resonated with me instantly. It created strong imagery in my head of slo motion fight scenes, vast desert landscapes and mirror images in combat. It conjured up a character to base the song around and I delight in performing it almost as a duel between me and Adam on stage.”
‘Kick Punch’ comes with a fittingly manic video directed by Jonjo Lowe. Here it is.