Toronto's King Cuddy is the brainchild of Brian Cuddy, and he's roped in an eclectic selection of local musicians for the band's self-titled debut album.
They blend guitars, a Hofner bass, keys, drums, fiddle and banjo together into a warm, jangly mix of ramshackle folk-rock, and King Cuddy serves as an inviting introduction to their sonic stylings. The 9-song set was written between London and Toronto, and recorded at House of Miracles in Cambridge, ON with producer Andy Magoffin.
"The LP is a collection of personal topics dealing with themes of love, deceit, and reconciliation," Cuddy tells Exclaim! "It chronicles the inevitable changes that happen along your journey and ultimately the euphoric feeling that comes with embracing them."
King Cuddy will be self-released, officially landing on September 10 with a record release party at the Junction City Music Hall in Toronto. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here — but first, you can give it an advanced listen in its entirety in the player below.