Do you like Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear and ‘post-folk’? Answer yes? Then, check out KLAK TIK, ‘cos I reckon you’ll like them too, then.
Klak Tik are an East London three-piece comprised of Søren Bonke, Matthew Mitchinson & Jonathan Beyer. Their debut album ‘Must We Find A Winner’ scored a 9/10 rating in NME when it came out, saying :
“The Copenhagen-born multi-instrumentalist, who is as equally at home playing careworn pianos, fractally clear acoustic guitars and honeyed, battered brass cornets, patently has a rare songwriting talent that simultaneously calls to mind Sufjan Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Jim O’Rourke and James Mercer…”
Earlier this year they re-camped to the small Welsh village of Penrhos to record their sophomore album – for a month Klak Tik drew inspiration from the cold January sea, set up a make shift recording studio deep under Parys Mountain and shouted high into the chapel’s rafters. The new album will be called The Servants and will be released via Safety First Records in the northern hemisphere Spring of 2013. The lead single is Reborn and will be released on Nov 26th – but you can listen to a stream of the song here, now :
Principal Songwriter Søren Bonke had this to say about the inspiration for ‘Reborn’.
“I was travelling on the Piccadilly Line towards Ealing during rush hour one morning and I was looking at this man in a suit sitting across from me. He looked like a zombie the way he was holding but not reading the free newspaper. I could see the words enter his head through the glassy eyes like an odour from the page, and then pour straight back out of his wilted ears. It got me thinking about my own defence mechanisms. What is my escape route? Songs are, was my conclusion, and ‘Reborn’ was written while another man was sat on the tube, holding but not reading the free paper.”