After their impressive entrance into the music landscape in 2014, Klo is looking forward to a fruitful year ahead. The musical collaboration of Melbourne cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul generated considerable buzz worldwide with the release of their debut EP Cusp, a pertinent name for an act with such promise.
Klo’s music has already been routinely praised by critics and peers, with their ice-breaking first single ‘Make Me Wonder’ picked up by BBC Radio 1 and shared across the online community with reckless abandon. Follow up single ‘False Calls’ was premiered on Triple J’s 2014, before a third single “Under Lie” saw them ranked as Hypemachine’s #2 “Most Blogged Artist”. The Cusp EP then reached a peak of #5 on the iTunes Australia Electronic Charts, and saw the likes of Spotify and Elle Magazine rank them as “Artists to watch in 2015”.
Their live-show has also developed considerably since their debut headline show in September (a sold-out launch at Melbourne venue Boney). After a string of festival performances (Bigsound, Melbourne Music Week, Strawberry Fields and Beyond the Valley among others), they debuted a new live set-up earlier this year as they provided ample support for UK star SOHN on his recent Australian tour.
The duo’s pulsating soundscapes come from two worlds – Lam’s jack-of-all-trades production paired with Chloe’s contrasting, enchanting siren-like vocals and lyrics - resulting in a sound rich in texture whilst retaining a measured pop sensibility. Collaborating as Klo was the catalyst for these family members to work together - which makes for a sound that matches - progressive and constantly evolving. The peaks and troughs of Klo’s songs are held up by dancefloor-destined production and a sharp momentum - percussive and structured, but never heartless.