Boomkat Product Review:
Destined for much adulation, young South African band Blk Jks release their Secretly Canadian debut, an EP recorded with Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis. The tone of the music is as fearsomely kinetic as its thrashy recording, with guitars blazing throughout, marrying a free-blues approach to instrumentation with the Zulu-derived mbaqanga writing style. After the buoyant Afro-rock of opener 'Lakeside', there's some full-blown jazzy far-outness on 'Mystery'. Taking on a swampier, densely propulsive sound 'Summertime' rocks a little harder, whilst 'It's In Every Thing You'll See' makes gestures towards psychedelic folk via effects-heavy atmospherics.