Having fronted Canadian alt-rock/post-grunge acts Good Nite Irene and Rabbit during the 90s and early 00s, Kris Degaust found himself working on new material through the pandemic. This, in turn, became a new EP, which marks a return to music after a 13-year hiatus. And, based on the strength of the opening salvo, Wrecking Ball, the musical world is better with him in it.
Its blend of smooth melodics, spiralling guitar lines, relentless groove and brooding nature is the perfect opening statement for Future Crisis Klub’s eponymous album.
It takes in gentle, dark balladry with Beautiful and Obscene, pounding alt-rock courtesy of The Refugee, staccato and raw-edged grunge via Admit It and rounds off with I Was Wrong, a slow-burning ballad that evolves into an epic, anthemic, fist-in-the-air slice of stadium brilliance.
Pick up this smart, sassy, solid and seductive quintet of songs as soon as possible. You need this record in your life.