Free Music (Presidents Day Edition)!: Cairo Knife Fight - "Origin of Slaves"

Though New Zealand’s Cairo Knife Fight is only comprised of two men, between the tom-tom attack of drummer/lead vocalist/bass synth man Nick Gaffaney and the blood-drenched axe work of guitarist and loop pedal genius Aaron Tokona this duo deliver a tidal wave of complete sound that is both hallucinatory and imbued with an intense sense of urgency. In a recent interview, Gaffaney likened what they do to guerrilla warfare, turning their weakness into strengths in all respects. We could not agree more. And the proof is in the riff-churned pudding. In this case, their new four-track EP Cairo Knife Fight II, and the first single and accompanying video off the album, “The Origin of Slaves,” which is massive, chest thumping, and blood curdling without losing razor’s edge precision.

MP3: "Origin of Slaves" -

This is well-practiced recklessness at it’s best, and Cairo Knife Fight know just how far to push it before reigning in the assault. With a sound replete with metal riffs and prog rock expansiveness that has been likened to elements of Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures, Cairo Knife Fight have earned their fair share of admirers.


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