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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Cardiff quartet led by Davey Newington was co-produced by the band & Eddie El Shakarchie aka Dr Ed Boogie.
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  1. 80
    Bright, exciting and full of effortlessly intelligent songwriting, 1, 2, Kung Fu! is an absolute joy to listen to. Wickedly fun, and made to be played on festival stages this summer, it’s short glimpse into the musical landscape of Newington’s mind--and one that we’re pretty bloody glad he shared.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 12, 2018
    80
    A brisk 11 tracks and not a duff moment on it. [Summer 2018, p.106]
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    1, 2, Kung Fu! is a fun, beautiful, and accomplished reminder of the joy of discovery. It’s the kind of record that encourages you to keep a close ear to its many layers, peeling each one back to reveal a Krautrock pulse here, a soul groove there.
  4. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    A record that spirits the listener along at quite a pace, its already relatively concise thirty-five minutes stirring a melodic whirlwind.
  5. Uncut
    Jun 15, 2018
    70
    Things get chewier with "Tax To Your Head," as the trip gets a little heavier--musically as well as lyrically--eventually leading to gorgeous love song "Waitin'" and the pensive "Sitting On The First Rock From The Sun." [Aug 2018, p.24]
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