Dressed in bouffant dreadlocks, Snidely Whiplash mustache, and a bootcase of frilly pirate blouses, London-based indie rocker Charles Costa (aka King Charles) comes off as a kind of latter-day Adam Ant on his 2012 debut, Loveblood. However, where Adam Ant pillaged the punk rock sound of '80s London, King Charles is a frothier regent with an ear for the campy '70s glitter-synth of Sparks combined with the indie Afro-pop meets neo-new wave of Vampire Weekend. Musically, Loveblood is an elaborately produced affair with a ...

LoveBlood 2012, Republic

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