Killing Sound is the trio of Seb Gainsborough, Amos Childs and Sam Kidel.
Gainsborough is best known for his solo work as Vessel, while Amos Childs is one half of spooked hip-hop duo Jabu, and Kidel pursues more abstract electronics as El Kid. All three are members of Bristol’s Young Echo collective. The Killing Sound project debuted in 2012 on No Corner, contributing the sprawling ‘Real Love’ to a split cassette with Jabu. This piece scarcely prepared us for the power and poise of Killing Sound, a vinyl-only 2×12″ EP of oblique soundsystem murderers released on Blackest Ever Black in early 2014, and followed by the one-sided ‘$ixxx Harmonies Version’ 12″.