Radar Agency

Klangstof

Synths, drums, guitar and a lead singer with a beautiful voice and an attitude like a jumping jack

Written initially in the back of the band’s splitter van while touring the US earlier this year, Klangstof’s new EP ‘Everest’ sees the Dutch alternative act exploring the more electronic, synth led aspects of their widescreen sound, forged on their excellent, calling card of a debut album ‘Close Eyes To Exit’. Largely borne out of a desire to push the band sonically but partly down to the fact that their van didn’t have space to put up amplifiers and guitars, Klangstof threw themselves headfirst into “synthesizer heaven”, as frontman and band leader Koen Van De Wardt puts it.

The result is ‘Everest’, an EP that washes over the listener with warm waves of synths and the band’s characteristic, sharp, snappy drumming. The opening and title track was written on an old Juno synthesizer and is Koen and songwriting partner Wannes Salomé’s attempt at writing an A – ha style, 80’s pop banger. “I think we failed pretty badly but at least we gave it a shot” laughs Koen.

Earlier this year, Klangstof became the first Dutch band to play the world-renowned Coachella festival in the US, a remarkable achievement that should tell anyone all they need to know about the band’s abundant musical ability and undeniable upward trajectory. In February, they took home the award for Best Alternative Act at the Edison awards, the Dutch equivalent of the Grammys.

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Klangstof
04 Mar 2020

Stuk Arts Centre
Leuven BE

Klangstof
05 Mar 2020

Doornroosje
Nijmegen NL

Klangstof
06 Mar 2020

Paradiso Noord
Amsterdam NL

Klangstof
07 Mar 2020

Paard
Den Haag NL

Klangstof
11 Mar 2020

Bi Nuu
Berlin DE

Klangstof
12 Mar 2020

Artheater
Köln DE

Klangstof
13 Mar 2020

Kranhalle
München DE

Klangstof
14 Mar 2020

Atelier
Luxembourg LU

Klangstof
17 Mar 2020

Le Grand Mix
Tourcoing FR

Klangstof
18 Mar 2020

La Boule Noire
Paris FR

Klangstof
21 Mar 2020

Control Club (Bucharest, RO)
București RO

Klangstof
26 Mar 2020

Colours
London GB

Klangstof
27 Mar 2020

YES
Manchester GB