By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Newly formed (but far from unacquainted) grunge rockers Massive Cult dropped a massive live studio session on Thursday ahead of the band’s debut EP, set for release later this year.
Listen to the session below, which includes the following six songs: “Escaping Time” (00:00), “Indian Mound” (4:10), “The Deep End” (8:29), “King of Nothing” (13:00), “Knife Fight” (17:30) and “Can’t Get Enough” (24:10).
Additionally, guitarist Billy Duncan revealed that the band would begin recording their debut EP on March 23 from their home studio, the same site they recorded their live session. Stay tuned for more details.
Massive Cult formed in August 2018 with former members of local outfits Bad People and CHURCH&STATES, comprised of Tab Caudill on vocals, guitarist Nolan Mason, bassist Andrew Hibpshman, guitarist Billy Duncan and drummer Andrew Beauvier. The group’s familiarity has led to the development of a tight groove, full of rises, falls and complex fury.
However, taking the group’s sound to the next level is Caudill. Despite her small frame, the howls she exerts are massive enough to have an orbit, absorbing all the surrounding energy and throwing it back out tenfold. Drawing comparisons to Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Caudill has quickly become one of the areas most prolific female vocalists along with Maggie Noelle (Magnolia Boulevard), Joslyn Hampton (Joslyn & The Sweet Compression), Senora May and Bek Smallwood (Bek & The Starlight Revue), among many others. Caudill’s prowess also shows that if people are already, they should have their eyes (and ears) on Kentucky for more than just country and bluegrass music.