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Kyle MacLeod

Son Of Ugly is a Brighton-based instrumental 5-piece, formed by multi-instrumentalist and composer Kyle Macleod in 2016. Born from a love of film soundtracks, B-movie sci-fi and 60's cartoons, Son Of Ugly created their own brand of music. The band's epic, theatrical style of cinematic rock, pulverizes you one moment and caresses you the next, with each song taking you on a different journey as the lead character in an ever-evolving soundscape. Kyle Macleod's synths and effects add a dynamic element to the music that can inflict punishing terror one minute and antiquated beauty the next, with a side-helping of kooky 60's lounge organs, and pervy kazoo. The twin-guitar attack of Stef Domoney and Charles Rickards is nothing short of blistering; lightning precision delivered with grace and poise. Swing jazz bouncing around one minute, a delicate surf waltz the next, followed by apocalyptic doom. This is underpinned by the razor-slick rhythm section delivered by Al Fransham (bass) and Tom Andrews (drums), driving the musical getaway car one minute, seducing you the next. Following a phase of playing extensively in London and the South East, Son Of Ugly created their debut album Invitation to Danger. The 12 track album is a 53-minute aural adventure, or as Frank Zappa wrote in the notes for Hot Rats, “A movie for your ears”.

Kyle Macleod – Synths, Sound fx Stef Domoney – Guitar, Bouzouki Charles Rickards – Guitar Al Fransham – Bass Tom Andrews – Drums, Percussion


John Barry
Henry Mancini
Frank Zappa
John Zorn
saxophone, alto
Mulatu Astatke
Jaga Jazzist
Flying Lotus


Invitation To Danger

Self Produced



From: Invitation To Danger
By Kyle MacLeod

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