Kucoshka: A Country Boy Band Taking Us to a Country Boy Dance
Atlanta self-proclaimed "parthcore" outfit Kucoshka is on the prowl. Using mathcore/noisecore elements of the likes of PEARS and The Number Twelve Looks Like You, they infuse their music with a comedic, hillbilly sensibility. Chaotic and often jarring, the humorously outrageous quartet is here to take over the music scene. It's an assault on the senses, yet relieves that hardcore itch even the most oldschool scream-obsessed fans of Saetia and Circle Takes the Square will yearn for. Paying homage to their southern roots, hilarious songs such as "Country Boy Dance" play as if they are experimenting with blues music with a chorus that sounds like a 90s power metal band. They are hard to pigeon hole and that is where their strength lies. The band provides a refreshing dive into the audacious side of experimental hardcore injected with kooky humor.
Their 2016 record entitled RAD Tantrum is no exception to the band's daring undertaking of unique quality. Songs like "Riki Kar" and "Laura Simon" even pull some 60s psychedelic vibes somewhere between James Bond and surf rock. While "Russell Kirby" showcases more wacky experimentation by incorporating spoken lyrics using different accents and bizarre sounds. Kucoshka demonstrates a kind of absurdity and musical risk-taking unheard of in the current musical climate. If calamity were to collide with artistic ambition, RAD Tatrum would be the album that encapsulates it best.
Their recent EP, Country Boy Band expounds on the sound they had with a more mature slant in their efforts. The first track, “Little Pigs” introduces a sensitive side vocally yet still holds an aggressive quality. “Salisbury Steaks” portrays a jazz-infused jam session of sorts with grooves found in a funk band. The EP is versatile and intriguing musically. The four songs are nothing short of extraordinary. Hilarious and off-the-wall lyrically, Kucoshka is a genuine mix of fun and energy not often heard in Georgia’s music scene.