THE KLITTENS ANNOUNCE NEW EP “BUTTER” FOR MARCH 8TH
SHARE NEW SINGLE “ATLAS”
UK TOUR WITH PERSONAL TRAINER IN JANUARY 2024
Amsterdam’s The Klittens share the news that their new EP, “Butter”, will land March 8th next year.
Following the irresistible “Universal Experience” that landed in the Autumn, a song that saw the band garner significant debut support at both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6, the band return with the off-kilter majesty of “Atlas”, their second single to land from “Butter”. With “Atlas” the band takes a moment to reflect on the strange principle of promises, how can you speak on behalf of a future you? Insistent, playful and complete with a Sonic Youth-esque final third, all set to a melody that is equally inquisitive, “Atlas” hopes to be hopeful with a hint of melancholy.
“Atlas” reflects on the strange nature of lifelong promises and asks if they can exist. The band’s vocalist Yaël Dekker says on the subject: “How do you know you’ll still want tomorrow what you want now? Let alone wanting it forever. How can you even say you will, when you have no idea who you’ll be then? Is a promise a feeling or a thought? Then what is more important in life, taking vows or keeping them?”
Immediately the tonality of this creation hooks you, deep, brooding, notes entwining with the complex yet flourishing vocal course. The expressive harmonies on offer move with the gritty textures underneath. The Klittens have created this mammoth landscape that offers this intensity, passages shimmer, melody meanders with this fierce inclination, textures fade and allow new rhythms to explore the soundscape. The drums are a constant with the growing landscape before the experimental sounds emerge.
Since their inception, The Klittens have climbed out from the cracks of the fervent Amsterdam underground scene and onto some acclaimed stages. Mixing the catchiness of pop and fuzz with the darkness of art-rock and post-punk, they’ve crafted a sound that’s truly and twistedly their own.
What initially began as an outlet for the group, both creatively and politically, mutated into more of a musical life mission for its members. Their DIY approach, from songwriting to booking shows and tour management, is what make The Klittens the ragtag bunch of misfits they are.
Their first release landed last year, with a debut EP “Citrus” receiving international acclaim, solidifying their status through feverish word of mouth as a band on the rise and opening the door to shows with acts such as Alex G and SASAMI, alongside a thrilling full tour with Otoboke Beaver, and their first UK headline dates earlier this year.
Out March 8th
“Butter” will be available on limited white 10” vinyl and all major streaming platforms. The EP, limited to 300 copies, is now ready to pre-order through: theklittens.bandcamp.com
The band will return for further UK shows in January with their friends in Personal Trainer.
Catch The Klittens live on the following dates:
25th – The Windmill, London
26th – The Lanes, Bristol
27th – Cavern, Exeter
29th – The Arts Centre, Norwich
30th – The Horn, St Albans
31st – Junction 2, Cambridge
1st – The Crescent, York
2nd – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
3rd – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
The Klittens are:
Yaël Dekker – lead vocals
Katja Kahana – guitar and backing vocals
Winnie Conradi – guitar and backing vocals
Michelle Geraerts – bass guitar and backing vocals
Laurie Zantinge – drums and backing vocals