Kllo share Lone remix of ‘BOLIDE’ ahead of UK live dates on their mammoth Europe and US tour in support of RUFUS and NAO.
Melbourne duo Kllo’s much anticipated new EP, Well Worn, came out back in August on Different Recordings / Ghostly / Good Manners. In just 3 months since release it has amassed over 10 million Spotify plays and established the band as one of the most exciting new electronic prospects. Today the band share Lone’s rework of Bolide, the lead single from the EP.
(Like the sound of Kllo, catch them on their UK tour in November as part of their huge European & US tour…)
When thinking up remix targets, R&S Records mainstay LONE was right at the top of Kllo’s wish list. As big fans of the UK producer’s textured, eclectic productions, they weren’t disappointed, with Lone offering up a typically lysergic take on the track.
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.
Things happen so fast these days that Kllo barely had a Facebook page or a proper song before a wave of interest began to build around their breakthrough EP, Cusp. What a telling record title; in the year since its release, cousins Lam and Kaul have played sold-out shows and festival slots throughout Australia (Dark Mofo, Splendour in the Grass and Melbourne Music Week among many others) and overseas (The Great Escape, Primavera Sound), racked up millions of plays on Spotify, and landed on several Artists to Watch lists.