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    Posted: September 27 2015 at 23:10
Hi all!

I thought you might enjoy this interview with Bent Knee which I conducted on my radio show this week.

"Bent Knee, for those of you who are unaware, is a truly terrific modern art rock group who defy categorization, description, and any superlatives you can throw at them. It’s not about ‘look at us play hard music’ for these guys – no, not at all. What Bent Knee do that sets them apart from the crowd, is tap into real, human emotions in an almost theatrical sense.

And before you start thinking Marillion, you are wrong. So, so wrong! Vocalist Courtney Swain’s delivery is akin to the drama one might associate with that of classic Peter Hammill, without sounding anything like him or Van der Graaf Generator at all. Musically, these guys are all over the map – elements of theatricality, elements of metal, elements of Americana, elements of avant garde.

This is pure Sturm und Drang, folks and oh boy is it progressive and exciting. White knuckle moments sit next to moments of calm beauty and simplicity, avant metal crunch sits next to moments of serenity. And the best part is – they don’t even really sound like classic prog at all, while embodying all of the elements that makes good progressive rock so enduring. And the songwriting is deep. To me, Bent Knee are one of the best things happening today and it’s an honor to have these folks join us on the program."

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Edited by progrockdeepcuts - September 28 2015 at 14:46
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Thanks for posting this. I downloaded Shiney Eyed Babies a few weeks ago and gotta say I'm really enjoying it. This band is certainly unique !-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progrockdeepcuts Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2015 at 08:10
Originally posted by tboyd1802 tboyd1802 wrote:

Thanks for posting this. I downloaded Shiney Eyed Babies a few weeks ago and gotta say I'm really enjoying it. This band is certainly unique !-)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2015 at 10:26
Originally posted by tboyd1802 tboyd1802 wrote:

Thanks for posting this. I downloaded Shiney Eyed Babies a few weeks ago and gotta say I'm really enjoying it. This band is certainly unique !-)
Yep, you can say that again. I've listened to them on Spotify, excellent stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smurph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2015 at 10:46
I just bought Ben Levin Freak Machine and had him email me the lyrics...

Courtney might just be the best f**king female rock singer I have ever heard.
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Do they drive Bent Lees?
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