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Kaelan Mikla

Kaelan Mikla

Kaelan Mikla

Label: Fabrika Records

Genre: Dark / Post Punk / Gothic / Neo-Folk

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">Kælan Mikla is a three-piece Punk/No-Wave band from Reykjavík/Island, slowly getting darker</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">and deeper with new waves and more instruments</span><span lang="EN-US">. The band consists of three girls who perform</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">their own poetry and have been described as an avant-garde, fresh breeze into the Icelandic</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">music scene in the past two years. The band was formed after winning the first position in a</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">poetry slam held by the city library in January 2013. They have since then played multiple festi-</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">vals as well as touring Europe. Kælan Mikla are known for their dark melancholic sound, most of</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">the songs consisting only of heavy bass, drums and screams with some softer, melodic synth</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">parts in-between. The band lyrics focus on inner confusion and their intimidating stage per-</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">formance, often including performance art of some sort, is bound to leave the crowd in a melan-</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">cholic trance.</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">Praise from a review:</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">“This trio has moved from being a post-punk outfit of bass, drums and vocals into bold new terri-</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">tory. Chilling, neurotic synth loops paired with ass-end bass and some positively haunting vocals,</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">their sound has evolved into something darker, stronger, capable of taking us from the everyday</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">world into the gauzy barrier between us and our nightmares. Like watching a forgotten reel of</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">film shot at a haunted house, you come away from seeing them live wondering if it’s really over,</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">as you can still feel icy fingers reaching towards you.”</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">A first taste of their brilliant soundscapes, the track ''Kalt'', meanwhile a beloved club-hit was to</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span lang="EN-US">be heard on Fabrika's (sold out) second ''Monosynth'' sampler. Fabrika is proud to present the</span></p>
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<p><span lang="EN-US">long overdue debut self-titled album of Kaelan Mikla, a future classic of the genre!</span></p>