The Klittens


New Artist Of The Day: The KlittensDutch five piece The Klittens have just released their debut EP, Pigeonhole, on cassette. Like the era of the chosen release format, the bands sound takes us back to the early 90’s DIY sounds of feminist punk. Louder Than War’s Christopher Lloyd reports.

Hailing from Amsterdam The Klittens have just released their first cassette EP, Pigeonhole, an interesting and promising debut which hosts three tracks, each of which displaying a different sonic feel whilst at the same time nailing potent and frequently feministic lyricism, a combination that makes the band ironically hard to pigeonhole.

On one hand you have Bleeding Gums, a song which starts off like Pink Floyd if their LSD was of the brown variety as opposed to just…. weak, before transmogrifying into something akin to Patti Smith fronting Daisy Chainsaw. The cassette comes to a close on the other side of the indie spectrum with Manic Dixi Dream Girl, a tonally lighter affair that sees The Klittens introduce a more hazy and poppy sound to underpin their biting lyrics.

With the next single recorded and set to go, the live scene is eagearly awaiting The Klittens. As soon as the world begins to return to a place where gigs are once more the reason worth living for, The Klittens will hopefully be gracing our shores once more, armed with a batch of new songs that we can all celebrate along to whilst forgetting that the last few months ever took place!

You can find out more on The Klittens at their official website and Facebook page.

Pigeonhole is available to buy at Geertruida, and The Klittens Bandcamp page.

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Christopher Lloyd is 46 and based in the West Midlands. He discovered a passion for music journalism when he was fifteen after getting a family member to blag him tickets to see Nirvana, but only if he wrote about it. This eventually led to him finding a love of writing and photography, his writings have been published in many local newspaper chains, drowned in sound and NME. He once released an abysmal charity 7". Of his various, and quite frankly bizarre claims to fame, his favourite is that he once ended up shopping for cheese in a Manhattan deli with Luciano Pavarotti.


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