KLLO ‘WALLS TO BUILD’ REMIXED BY MALL GRAB
– Currently on tour across Europe // US in support of RÜFÜS & NAO –
‘a pleasant and fluid pop tune that blurs lines between R&B and two-step, with Lam’s production soaring subtly beneath Kaul’s gossamer vocals.’ – Pitchfork
‘As retro-garage exponents go, it’s as exquisite as early Aluna George, with extra experimental flourishes to prove their underground credentials.’ – The Guardian (New Band of the Week)
Having released their hugely anticipated sophomore EP Well Worn back in August, today Kllo share Mall Grab’s rework of their single ‘Walls to Build‘. Handpicked by Kllo, the up-and-coming Australian producer adds a driving bass beat while altering the pace of the original, injecting some space into the song to emphasize its depth. He’s effectively managed to turn Kllo’s smart pop into low light R&B, showcasing the duo’s wide, cross-genre appeal.
KLLO ‘WALLS TO BUILD’ (MALL GRAB REMIX)
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The duo is currently on their first ever world tour taking them across Europe with RÜFÜS DU SOL and NAO and North America with RÜFÜS DU SOL again later this month. To cap off the year, they’ll be playing a headline show in Los Angeles on December 4th at Multiply LA, and make their New York City live debut at Baby’s All Right on December 8th. A full list of dates can be found here.
In just 3 months since release, the Well Worn EP has amassed over 10 million Spotify plays and established the band as one of the world’s most exciting new electronic prospects with support from the likes of Pitchfork, the Guardian and BBC1.
Guided by the ghosts of UK garage and like-minded strains of underground dance music, the original Bolide sets a skittish beat against a clipped chorus; second single “Walls to Build” melds Simon Lam‘s synth lines with Chloe Kaul‘s vapor-trailed verses; and the one-two punch of “Sense” and “On My Name” build a couple piano-laced ballads from a pillowy sound bed of laid-back loops and lovelorn melodies. “Don’t Be The One” is deceivingly simple as well, bringing the record to a close alongside a rubbery, elusive rhythm and a growing sense of tension and release. Catchy, yes, but also compelling enough to leave us all longing for the pair’s inevitable LP.
Well Worn is out now on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings/PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW).
Praise for Kllo
‘a velvety, warm, and comforting soundscape’ – The Fader
‘Fluttering past with a sleek house pulse, it’s defined by Chloe Kaul’s smoky vocals, the only moment of clarity in an otherwise deeply immersive dance cut.’ – DIY Mag
‘a pristine piece of roof-top ready synth pop’ – NYLON
‘Chloe’s velvety vocals sung softly over the thoughtfully produced soft synth beat is as welcomed as a summer breeze.’ – The 405
‘Fans of Empress Of will probably enjoy the myriad electric tentacles that writhe through the cut as it gradually evolves into a gigantic, multi-layered beast.’ – The Line of Best Fit
Listen to Kllo ‘Walls to Build’
Kllo’s EP Well Worn out now
Label: Ghostly International – Different Recordings – Good Manners Records
From: Melbourne, Australia