The debut album from Knievel Genius ‘Inertia Kills Youth’ is due for release on 15th October. Recorded at Stakeout Studios in London with Jason Wilcock this is an exercise in hard rock education for the screemo scene and shows just what a group of lads with a passion for hard hitting lyrics and epic guitar solos are really capable of. They have been championed by Kerrangs’ Alex Baker as well as Radio 6’s Bruce Dickinson. Knievel Genius are on a self-styled mission to create a riff so massive that it exerts its own gravitational pull…
They open their album with the powerful and confidant ‘Cons:Execution’ and then they proceed to carry on to ever greater and more complex sounds. ‘Daylight’ is a heavy hitting thunderous hard rock anthem while ‘Shoot From the Hip, baby!’ explores a more thrash sound with vocal harmonies MCR would be proud of. I also feel the need to mention ‘Down With The Fairies’ video where a mob dressed all as Father Christmas take over various buildings and parks…. 5.5/10
Catch them live 11th Oct Nottingham – King Billy, 13th Oct London – The Garage, 18th Oct Bedford – The Bear, 19th Oct Chelmsford – Underground, 27th Oct Bedford –Oxjam festival, 8th Nov Stevenage – Red Lion, 24th Nov Bedford – Esquires, 30th Nov London – Namabucca, and 29thDec Hitchin – Club 85.