This addition to the Bruised Tongue roster further exposes the damaged genius of the Runciman bloodline. The verdict is still out on whether to point the blame at a genetic mutation, a tainted Belleville municipal water supply, or “the brown acid”, but there is definitely something to be unearthed here. Brother of the Boyhood mastermind, Callum Runciman has become a staple of the ‘hood’s live lineup over the past year while writing and recording with his own crew of barely
legals under the Grime Kings monikor. First View of the New is a 40 minute walk around the brain of a 17 year-old prodigy discovering himself in front of a 4-track. Album opener, Modern Day Lady’s bombastic party beats might invite you in, but Angel or Ghost’s Cleaners from Venus-esque keyboard melody is there to keep you in check. Grime Kings dip their toes in several different cesspools of distortion on this release and they do it all with soul, style, and substance. With high school graduation and age of majority only a few months around the corner, we can’t wait to hear what they’ll come up with next.
Bruised Tongue Releases
BT0?? – Grime Kings – First View of the New Tape /60