Kllo

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llo is a collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam. They first emerged in 2014 with a sound beyond their years; fully formed, fusing elements of R&B, UK garage, and 2-step with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity.

The duo’s first two EPs, Cusp (2014) and Well Worn (2016), have received millions of streams, making them a fixture on festival stages across Australia (Bigsound, Splendour in the Grass) and Europe (Great Escape, Primavera Sound, among others) as well as Artists-to-Watch features, like BBC Radio 1, Spotify, Elle Magazine, and VICE – the latter saying Kllo is poised to “very politely take over the world.”

2017 brings Kllos full-length debut, Backwater, a refined,

coming-of-age account. Songs were written partially on the road and developed back in Melbourne at Lams bungalow, a haven that harbors creative spontaneity and catharsis. The album depicts inner adjustment to outer change: being far from home, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

The LP format finds Kllo with more room to breathe and sync their rhythms with emotions. Kauls smoky voice emanates with assurance and leisure. Lams production invents brooding, steely undercurrents hemmed with charming crescendos. Their 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.

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Live Dates

  • 11.03.2017
    Berlin,DE
    Badehaus
  • 11.12.2017
    Madrid,ES
    Costello Club
  • 11.13.2017
    San Sebastian,ES
    Dabadaba
  • 11.14.2017
    Barcelona,ES
    Sala Sidecar
  • 11.16.2017
    Paris,FR
    Supersonic
  • 11.17.2017
    Rotterdam,NL
    V11
  • 11.18.2017
    Brussels,BE
    PIAS Nites
  • 11.20.2017
    Amsterdam,NL
    The Sugar Factory
  • 11.23.2017
    London,UK
    XOYO
  • 11.24.2017
    Bristol,UK
    The Louisiana
  • 11.25.2017
    Manchester,UK
    Soup Kitchen
  • 11.27.2017
    Glasgow,UK
    Broadcast
  • 11.28.2017
    Edinburgh,UK
    Sneaky Pete's
  • 11.29.2017
    Leeds,UK
    Headrow House
  • 11.30.2017
    Nottingham,UK
    The Bodega
  • 12.04.2017
    Cologne,DE
    Yuca
  • 12.05.2017
    Hamburg,DE
    Haekken
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  • Kllo - Virtue