Boomkat Product Review:
An incendiary meeting of Afropop and Westernised alt. rock, Blk Jks were reportedly 'discovered' by Diplo in Johannesberg, prompting music journalists the world over to declare them musical ambassadors for a new South Africa. Broader cultural significance set aside, Blk Jks' full-length debut for Secretly Canadian arrives with a massive, fulsome sound combining complex, shifting rhythmic patterns with bombastic post-rock arrangements and even the odd bit of guitar soloing. The band are at their unclassifiable best when they're ploughing their way through 'Banna Ba Modimo', a kind of segmented post-rock epic propped up by TV On The Radio-esque brass and some seriously brilliant drumming. Recommended.