It a world driven by often-unnecessary glitz and false glamour, Kev Howell is a musical voice of reason. Whilst Kamikaze blends the same pop and rock threads as much of the music around him there is something in the way he deconstructs and rebuilds it to make his own signature sound which is a real art.
This alternative take pulls some interesting ideas into the music but it is the restraint and a perfect understanding of just where the lines blur that is a joy to behold. The delivery heads towards world-weary but stops short of indifference, it tugs at some darker gothic threads but offers melancholy rather than misery, it swerves the bombast of alt-rock and replies with a more measured response. An alternative to alternative rock? Why not?