I know it feels like we’re on a drum roll…. I’m so sorry.
What can I say, I love drummers. Always fascinated by the complexity of what they do, generally in service to the wider sound. Core to the rhythm section, unarmed with melody, giving shape to the piece. I’ve seen David King play three or four times and not only is he incredible, the simple joy emanating from him behind the kit is inspiring. He’s a child given the one toy he is after, and like any child he doesn’t play with it as you are supposed to: I’ve seen him caress the skins with a football rattle, explore every edge of the drum carriages, drawn by intuition into any contact that moves him.
He’s playing, pure and simple.