A new single from The Curse Of K.K.Hammond, sees her taking on Nirvana.
With the Death Roll Blues album now securely in the pocket, horse breeder, forest dweller and passionate advocate of the Blues, K.K.Hammond emerges with another sultry offering.
Grunge, English Pagan Ritual and the spirit of Lead Belly collide on her new release, via her own label, Juke Joint In The Woods Records. Should the reminder be necessary, K.K. is the phenomenon who has turned down several record labels and doesn’t play live. She has however amassed over 90K followers on Instagram; topped iTunes and Apple Blues Charts and even made No.7 on the Billboard Blues Chart.
On Heart Shaped Box, she’s accompanied by rising young British bluesman Kaspar Berry Rapkin on banjo and searing Mulecaster slide solo, and the multi-talented Ian Davidson on cello. Kris plays ‘Swamp Bitch’, her beloved Mule Resonator while her haunting and strangely unsettling vocals glide above this unique backing.
Heart Shaped Box debuted on Cerys Matthews’ Blues Show on BBC Radio 2. It is complemented by a song Kurt Cobain also performed, In The Pines – Cobain of course, used one of the number’s alternate titles, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? for his legendary MTV Live rendition.
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