For those of you who haven’t been fortunate enough to see 20 year old ‘Henry Kohen’ (aka ‘Mylets’) live then stop right here. Before reading any further do a really quick YouTube check for the artist and only after you’ve picked your jaw up from the ground will we continue.
Kohen is a rare breed of musician. A multi-instrumentalist who has an incredible ability to produce sounds way beyond his years; and this young man does it all by himself. Astonishingly there’s no session musician, studio staff or Uncle Pete helping out with the percussion. This is a solo project that, only when you hear the overwhelming noise, do you really start to appreciate the attention to detail and commitment that goes into each track.
‘Arizona’ is LP number two from the LA musician and is a thankfully more complete release than 2013’s ‘Retcon’. While the debut showed promise in some areas’ is was to be somewhat of a disappointment. However, Kohen’s sophomore release is more of a real deal. These nine tracks of unapologetic rock (with an occasional genre-crossover) contain genuine moments of a guitar genius at work and the album repeatedly makes you consider just how one individual can be producing such accomplished but raucous music.
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From the howling guitars of ‘Trembling Hands’ to the glorious melodies of ‘Honeypot’ this new material grows with each listen. It’s certainly not the finished article by any means but showcases an artist on the cusp of something momentous. Unlike its predecessor this new material highlights Kohen’s growing songwriting ability. Certainly, ‘Seven Seals’ and ‘Ampersand’ contain genuine elements of emotion and beauty which were absent from ‘Retcon’.
This is certainly the album that will bring ‘Mylets’ to the attention of a larger audience as this fascinating and enthralling sound simply cannot be ignored.
‘Arizona’ is out now, via Sargent House.
The full track-listing for ‘Arizona’ is as follows…
You can see ‘Mylets’ at one of the following venues…
18th April 2015 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut BUY TICKETS
19th April 2015 – Manchester, Gorilla BUY TICKETS
30th April 2015 – Bristol, Marble Factory BUY TICKETS
1st May 2015 – London, Islington Assembly Hall BUY TICKETS
2nd May 2015 – Dunkerque, Les 4 Ecluses BUY TICKETS
3rd May 2015 – Luxembourg, Den Atelier BUY TICKETS
6th May 2015 – Molenbeek Saint Jean, Vk BUY TICKETS
7th May 2015 – Rotterdam, Rotown BUY TICKETS
8th May 2015 – Eindhoven, Effenaar, Small Hall BUY TICKETS
9th May 2015 – Deventer, Burgerweeshuis BUY TICKETS
10th May 2015 – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur BUY TICKETS
11th May 2015 – Clermont Ferrand, La Cooperative De Mai Club BUY TICKETS
12th May 2015 – Zurich, Dynamo BUY TICKETS
13th May 2015 – Bern, Dachstock BUY TICKETS
14th May 2015 – Geneva, Usine BUY TICKETS
15th May 2015 – Milan, Leoncavallo BUY TICKETS
16th May 2015 – Rome, TBA BUY TICKETS
17th May 2015 – Modena, La Tenda BUY TICKETS
19th May 2015 – Ljubljana, Kino Siska BUY TICKETS
21st May 2015 – Budapest, Durer Kert BUY TICKETS
22nd May 2015 – Vienna, Arena BUY TICKETS
23rd May 2015 – Munich, Ampere BUY TICKETS
25th May 2015 – Prague, NoD Teatro BUY TICKETS
26th May 2015 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof BUY TICKETS
27th May 2015 – Leipzig, Taubchental BUY TICKETS
28th May 2015 – Berlin, Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
29th May 2015 – Hamburg, Logo BUY TICKETS
30th May 2015 – Essen, Zeche Carl BUY TICKETS
31st May 2015 – Cologne, Underground BUY TICKETS
1st June 2015 – Amsterdam, Paradiso BUY TICKETS
20-22nd August 2015 – Bristol, ArcTanGent BUY TICKETS