K-X-P which revolves around two main collaborators - Timo Kaukolampi and Tomi Leppänen - have now been playing together for over a decade, resulting in one of Finland's most consistent yet ever-evolving alternative artists.
Recently released album ‘IV’ is described by the band as ‘a dialogue between man and machine,’ and the band will be bringing both to Sheffield’s Picture house Social tomorrow evening, Tuesday 30 April.
As with most K-X-P records, there’s a strong thematic approach and concept at its core. Anyone who’s seen the band live will know their shows are a potent and unforgettable force and this record was made from the energy and approach of one of those shows.
“We recorded this album like we do live shows,” says Timo: “No headphones, just loud monitors blasting the synths and beat boxes. Usually we make records in a studio, then after its finished we learn and rehearse the tracks and hit the road.
“This time we made the core of the record and started to play it live pretty much immediately after first drafts. We wanted to do things differently, to get the music in our muscle memory before recording anything. ”
If that floats your boat, we’ve got four pairs of tickets to give away for the synth-driven show tomorrow night (30 April). All you have to do to be in with a shot of winning is answer the following question. Easy!
Closing date for entries: Tuesday 30th April 2019