Melding together dark disco rhythms and krautrock vocalisation, K-X-P
are structure in chaos and this is no more prevalent than in their latest offering.
Made famous by the elusive revolving drummer symbolised by ‘X’ and the high octane intensity of their live performances, K-X-P have released two studio albums
, toured with the likes of James Blake
and Moon Duo
, and have made a career from experimentation.
With a desire to expand their frame of mind, one would assume K-X-P would have made some unnecessary, substance fuelled U-turn and started creating heroic funk punk or something equally ludicrous. Refreshingly the band are doing exactly what they do best: pushing boundaries within boundaries.
K-X-P are sludge and metal, skin and synthetic bone shaped and broken into a convulsing and contorting behemoth of cinematic electronica. "Freeway" is an autobahn, a solitary voice in darkness crying out, the stuff of nightmares and dreams, equal parts isolation and claustrophobia.
It's dark, unsettling and challenging - sonically, lyrically and musically. It's beauty and it's terrifying.
"Freeway" is taken from III Part II, released on 11 March 2016 via Öm / Svart (pre-order CD / LP). UK / EU tour dates listed below.
1 – Stockholm, SE - Geronimo’s (tickets)
2-3 – Oslo, NO - By:Larm (tickets)]
4 – Gothenburg, SE - Woad Dad HQ (tickets)
5 – Copenhagen, DK - Loppen (tickets)
11 – London, UK - Label Mates at Shacklewell Arms (with Sudakistan) (tickets)
12 – Manchester, UK - Cosmosis Festival, Victoria Warehouse (tickets)
12 – Amsterdam, NL - And The Rest is Noise presents: De School (tickets)
13 - Opwijk, BE - De Nijdrop (tickets)
15 – Basel, CH - Hischeneck (tickets)
16 – Martigny, CH - Les Caves Du Manoir (tickets)
19 – Berlin, DE - Kantine Berghain (tickets)
20 – Dresden, DE - Scheune (tickets)
19-21 – Brighton, UK - The Great Escape (tickets)
8 and 9 July – Pohoda, SK - Pohoda Festival (tickets)