Thursday, 11 June 2009

New Band - Kalenko

I've been working my way through Sheffield Music Scene's blog and the free compilations it offers of local Sheffield bands. I have them playing in the background as I get on with my work and this band really stood out. It was a remix of one of their tracks and, while the remix isn't that great, the vocals really stood out. Sounding like a mix between Editors and Interpol, the vocals really made me sit up and listen.

A quick hop across to their Myspace and sure enough they have a great sound. Fed up with all the Arctic Monkeys wannabes in Sheffield they wanted to create a new sound, I'm not sure they've quite achieved that but sitting in the company of Editors and Interpol can't be bad and they certainly stood out from the other Sheffield bands on the compilation.

To be fair they do have an advantage on this front, they're not actually from Sheffield, they're just going to University there at the moment. In fact they had their last week of university last week before their gig at Plug on Saturday. Sadly living in Bristol I couldn't make it and my friends in Sheffield were unable to either. So you'll have to make do with "Killer" quite an old track of theirs and the remix which got me interested in the first place. I definitely recommend heading to their Myspace where their real talents are in shown in their full glory. Especially the Interpol sounding Damski.


6 comments:

Schönberg said...

I would say 'Joy Division fronted by Martin Fry'. Pity I couldn't make the gig, must find more friends!!!

mother of intention said...

one of my favourite bsnds at the moment, glad you've found them!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finding this band, been on their myspace well worth the visit

Jal said...

Thanks for the comments, I think they're a real find.

Anonymous said...

I was at the plug gig in Sheffield, Kalenko are even better live!!
Brian (Skegness)

Jal said...

Skegness, the home town of one of the band members, I'm guessing it's the best band to come out of Skegness for a while...