King Cujo are back with Lost Inside The Landfill, their first full album in 18 years, on February 10th 2023!
When the band last released music back in 2006, they did so against a markedly different musical backdrop, and what was at that point to be the final chapter of 6 interesting years, which took in the tragic loss of member James Norton, sharing the stage with bands such as Jet, Razorlight and The Subways, winners of the Virgin Radio Unsigned competition, ITV London Tonight Unsigned Competition culminating at a slot at the O2 Wireless Festival and being the face of Channel4Music when they released their website music platform.
After calling it quits in 2007, the band, then called Cujo, would reunite just 3 times in 13 years to commemorate James until a lockdown video they made for social media stoked the fires and put them back in the studio.
Whereas the output of many rock bands reforming in their 40s may dampen the urgency and high-octane energy of their new output, frontman Kevin Dawson found the mix of lockdown, Brexit, middle age and anger at the UK Government culminated in some of the band’s most vitriolic, anxiety-induced songs yet.
Lost Inside The Landfill also sees a maturity in the band’s sound. Moving forward, sometimes drastically, from the band’s early power-chord, garage-rock roots, the new album sees the band explore new sonic terrain, from the thunderously dynamic forthcoming single ‘Down Here’ to the sprawling soundscape of the anthemic Roses.
Dawson, bassist Ben Keep and drummer Jamie Hook, have lost none of their edge, vitality and impact since returning from the wilderness, despite the trio now being spread between North London and Hythe, and instead have pushed their sound to greater, more layered depths.