Another nice new single from Kllo – “Dissolve.”

Kllo Shares New Single “Dissolve”
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Backwater Out October 20th On Ghostly International

World Tour Begins This Month

Photo by Hayley Louise Brown
Kllo are sharing their new single, “Dissolve,” via Consequence of Sound. It’s taken from their debut album, Backwater, coming out October 20th on Ghostly International. “Dissolve” complements the series of previously released singles “Virtue,” “Downfall,” and “Nylon,” which have garnered praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NYLON, XLR8R, Paste and more.

“‘Dissolve’ was triggered by overhearing a bad Skype call in our hotel lobby in cologne,” Kllo says. “The lack of intimacy led to a heated conversation. As soon as we went back to our hotel, I picked up the microphone and sang one of the lines i overheard and it went from there. There’s a huge disconnection when speaking through a screen, things can easily be misinterpreted.”

Listen To Kllo’s “Dissolve”:
https://soundcloud.com/kllomusic/dissolve
Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

As a result, Kllo’s full-length debut depicts inner adjustment to outer change. Songs were written partially on the road and developed back at Lam’s bungalow, a haven that harbors creative spontaneity and catharsis.

“It’s the first time we hadn’t felt like kids anymore,” says Kaul. “We were really able to dive in deeper and bring out a lot more of us into the music.”

Kllo first emerged with a sound beyond their years; fully formed, fusing elements of R&B, UK garage, and 2-step. Well-versed students of artists like James Blake, Lauryn Hill, and The xx, the duo extend an amalgamation of established pop elements with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity. Backwater arrives as a refined, coming-of-age account. The LP format finds Kllo with more room to breathe and sync their rhythms with emotions. Kaul’s smoky voice emanates with assurance and leisure. Lam’s production invents brooding, steely undercurrents hemmed with charming crescendos.

Kllo have officially come out the other end of the stilted estuary with twelve compositions cultivated to feel timeless and crafted, and equally current. The duo’s second release on Ghostly International — and their most realized work to date — Backwater celebrates the ephemeral and the enduring changes in emotion, the downfalls and the dissolves. It’s an album that parts course with its flow, and flourishes in a lowland.

This month, Kllo begin their world headline tour in support of Backwater. They kick it off in North America where they’ll perform material from Backwater live for the very first time. Kllo’s last North American dates were in Winter 2016 supporting RÜFÜS DU SOL with a pair of one-off headline shows including a packed house at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn for their New York City debut. This time around they’ll headline multiple nights in NYC including brand new venue Elsewhere. A full list of dates is below.

Listen To Kllo’s “Dissolve”:
https://soundcloud.com/kllomusic/dissolve

Watch & Listen:
“Downfall” video –
https://youtu.be/RCR8TBqR_EU
“Downfall” audio – https://soundcloud.com/kllomusic/01-downfall
“Virtue” video – https://youtu.be/4vSVpoABRRU
“Virtue” audio – https://soundcloud.com/kllomusic/virtue
“Nylon” audio – https://soundcloud.com/kllomusic/11-nylon

Kllo Tour Dates:
Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (
tickets)
Oct. 20 – Detroit, MI @ El Club (
tickets)
Oct. 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf (
tickets)
Oct. 28 – Seattle, WA @ VERA Project (
tickets)
Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident (
tickets)
Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (
tickets)
Nov. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (
tickets)
Nov. 5 – New York, NY @ Berlin (
tickets)
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Costello
Nov. 13 – San Sebastian, ES @ Dabadaba
Nov. 14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar
Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Nov. 17 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Nov. 18 – Brussels, BE @ Les TransArdentes at Palais 12
Nov. 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Sugar Factory
Nov. 23 – London, UK @ XOYO
Nov. 24 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Nov. 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Soup Kitchen
Nov. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Nov. 28 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Nov. 29 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Nov. 30 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
Dec. 3 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Dec. 4 – Cologne, DE @ Yuca
Dec. 5 – Hamburg, DE @ Haekken
Dec. 8 – Sydney, AUS @ Oxford Arts Factory
Dec. 9 – Perth, AUS @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Dec. 14 – Brisbane, AUS @ Woolly Mammoth
Dec. 15 – Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Dec. 16 – Adelaide, AUS @ Fat Controller
Praise for Backwater:

“’Virtue’ is a sterling new single… Ms. Kaul has an oozy, aspirated voice, and smears it tactfully atop Mr. Lam’s euphoric, quick-stepping production, which bridges fiery garage and joyous disco.” – The New York Times

“Once things get started on ‘Virtue’ it’s like a sonic boom. Heavy bass blasts find a home next to frantic dance beats and Kaul’s cooing, serene vocal delivery.” – Stereogum

“In its slow build and beauty, ‘Downfall’ feels like having ascended a ladder to a particularly gorgeous vantage point, and enjoying the journey on the way there, too.”
Pitchfork

“Ecstatic and melancholic by turn, ‘Virtue’ is a striking introduction to the duo’s most cohesive body of work yet.” – NYLON


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Nik Havert

I've been a music fan since my parents gave me a record player for Christmas when I was still in grade school. The first record I remember owning was "Sesame Street Disco." I've been a professional writer since 2004, but writing long before that. My first published work was in a middle school literary magazine and was a story about a zoo in which the animals could talk.

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