Kamikaze Girls Drop A Furious Statement Of Intent With ‘Berlin’

Kamikaze Girls new single Berlin opens with a wall of noise. Pounding drums, viciously distorted guitars and the powerful opening line of “I feel like I’m having a heart attack”. This is the bands first single since signing to Big Scary Monsters and it’s clear that they wanted to make a big statement of intent.

The vocals are dark, haunting and dripping in reverb, with lyrics that deal with issues of anxiety and mental health. There a few bars of respite in the bridge, the calm at the centre of the storm, where softness and melody take centre stage, but this just serves to make the cacophonic impact of the final chorus even more intense. ‘Berlin’ is a furious blast of noise that captures the energy Kamikaze Girls have on stage and their new album can’t come soon enough.