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Kinky Durakee - The Answer

Reviewed by Dave on 8th November 2006

Kinky Durakee are a Scottish band fronted by Gulzhan Ibrayevab who is from Kazakhstan. The band started their own record label in order to release an EP and this single comes from that very EP. The band has had some exposure on terrestrial and internet radio and has been described as “Madonna with Balls…” and “More skillful than Dido”.

“More skillful than Dido” may well be a very good way to describe this song; the melody is very reminiscent of the English singer/songwriter and the vocals are a dead match. There is a certain softness to Gulzhan’s vocals that fit perfectly with the gentle melody provided by guitarist Paul Finnie.

“The Answer” is just as infectious and catchy as a Dido song, and if you’re not careful you’ll end up singing the chorus line on the bus, or in the shower, or anywhere else for that matter. There are some production issues, the song could easily end a few seconds earlier rather than have the seemingly drawn out ending it has for example, but this doesn’t really mar the song in anyway or make it unbearable.

Rating: 7/10
Website: www.myspace.com/kinkydurakee