King size slim
King Size Slim returns with stunning second album on TreeHouse44.
As the King Size Slim story began with Milk Drunk, we found our protagonist immersed in a shady world of rolling grooves emanating from his distinctive resonator guitar with layers of homemade percussion, handclaps, shakers and foot stomps creating a huge one-man sound with minimal accompaniment.
For this next chapter, that world has become a little more voluminous - the trademark guitar grooves still feature heavily, the “junk drum kit” sounds are still in the mix - but CHUKKA CHUKKA is a voyage and this time around King Size Slim has a crew on board, most notably bass and drums with mandolin and squeezebox taking a guesting role plus a mighty sounding 'Sinners Choir' providing a soulful soundscape to ripen the groove.
Throughout this evolution, one element remains constant – the sensibilities of King Size Slim as a singer/song writer. Driven by the love of “a really good story”, King Size Slim cements his reputation as a troubadour in the truest sense of the word, telling tales of love, introspection, exasperation and justice as well as a little known episode of social history from the 18th century annals of his home town of Hastings in the shape of the harmonious “America Ground” (the intriguing story of a community growing on a spit of land, thrown up from the sea by a storm).
“Chukka Chukka” – recorded at Rimshot Studios, produced and engineered by Mike Thorne and is released by TreeHouse44, available directly from our web site and as CD or download via Proper Music and all usual channels