A main-room sound to wipe the cobwebs off major independent British rock and with comparisons already nodding to the sounds of early-U2, The Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen; the band's infancy belies their readiness for the big stage.
Irrespective of back-stories and circumstances, Kilto Take are about one thing; proper guitar music, delivered with the energy and vitality of the world's best stadium acts, yet somehow offering a sound that is also intricate and intimate. Despite being born into an industry defined by its fickle nature, their timeless, climactic, dark, brooding indie-rock is not a sound of today, tomorrow, or even yesterday.
The Hertfordshire based band, comprising singer and guitarist Jon Crosby, bass player Karl Grant, and drummer Lee James Spavins, together embrace spontaneity, a love of atmospheric cacophony, and some notably disparate yet similar influences to create a sound that is forged from contradictions and individual tastes vying to be heard, but feels like one complete, accomplished, unabashed and inescapable whole.
"We wanted to make an album of music that grows the more it is listened to and revisited, music possessing substance and integrity that resonated with each of us, sticking to our roots rather than following trends for trend sake. We tried to create something personal to us that holds a lasting quality, and that we hope will remain relevant in years to come. This album is our starting block, not a definitive body of work, more of a rite of passage.a firm basis on which we can build and evolve from," comments Jon Crosby.
Over the last year Kilto Take has seen a dedicated international fan base blossom, BBC Introducinghas introduced, the band have toured the UK, headlining and selling out prestigious venues like The O2 Islington, London and Liverpool's Cavern Club; played local and national festivals, and been main support to acts such as Django Django, LOOM, Theme Park, Man Like Me and The Chapman Family to name but a few.
In an era dominated by affectation disguised as modesty, the band that plays louder and prouder than their attitude is a rare breed indeed...
The debut album 'Resolute' and new single 'Defection' will be released via Medical Records on November 25th 2013. The album was produced by Ru Cook (Everything Everything), with art direction from award winning artist Jonathan Cooke (Fabric, Village Green, Visionquest) and campaign photography from Phil Sharp (Mark Ronson, Jarvis Cocker, Ghostpoet, Carl Barat, Metronomy).
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