Kill Krinkle Club
Dublin, County Dublin
KKC are Dublin based one part Swedish one part Irish electronic duo. They've played CMJ NY (x2), NXNE Toronto, Halifax Pop Explosion (x2) CMW & Electric Picnic (x2). They've supported the likes of Mates Of State and No Age. Calvin Klein had one of their songs on 2012 NY catwalk show. Their debut album Abandon was released to much critical fanfare & the band have been working feverishly on their follow up to be released summer 2013.
Justin Commins and Elina Bergman originally met by chance a few years ago in a Dublin bar. Commins had luckily won a coin toss that got him off his night job, thus allowing him to meet his future band mate.
What's with the name?
Justin explains "There's a scene in Taxi Driver where DeNiro talks to a Secret Service agent and gives the fake name Henry Krinkle. It always stuck with me. He's a character on the edge, just about holding his shit together. I think Krinkle signifies the urge to be a respectable member of society, to do your job and keep your head down. While underneath it all there's a sort of madness that comes from holding back our true nature."
When it comes to songwriting, the duo describes the process as rubbing two sticks together to get a spark and fueling it until it becomes a fire. "We take turns being the spark and being the fuel," Commins says. They try to let themes and ideas come about, never aiming for any specific concept beforehand. "We work in a very stream-of-consciousness way, just trying to get in that space where things flow naturally," Bergman adds.
"beautiful starry songs"- www.state.ie
"ear-bending inventiveness with exceptional vocals (that) swirl intimately together--the icing on the cake of what was already a compelling debut" - State Magazine (www.state.ie)