Video: Kllo – Bolide
Melbourne duo Kllo (formerly Klo) recently showcased themselves as a powerhouse in waiting with their stunning new single ‘Bolide’ (the first track off their new EP Well Worn), and today are excited to share their visual imagining of the track. Premiering on Complex, the video was filmed with past collaborators Hamish Mitchell and David Mckinnar, and plays as a perfect backdrop to the blistering new single.
Within days of its release, ‘Bolide’ had been added to rotation on Australian radio (Triple J, RTR, FBi) and received spins on BBC Radio 1 & KCRW, as well as receiving upwards of 1 million plays on Spotify to date. As Hypemachine’s ‘most blogged artist’ the new single was one of the most talked about tracks in the world as tastemakers once again scrambled to champion this exciting, fresh project.
Things happen so fast these days that Kllo barely had a Facebook page or a proper song before a wave of interest began to build around their breakthrough EP. What a telling record title; in the year since its release, cousins Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul have played sold-out shows and festival slots throughout Australia (Dark Mofo, Beyond the Valley & Melbourne Music Week among many others) and overseas (the Great Escape, Primavera Sound), racked up millions of plays on Spotify, and landed on several Artists to Watch lists. They also recently announced their signing to Ghostly International (North America) and Different Recordings/PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan).
Now they’re about to chase steely pop singles like ‘False Calls’ and ‘Make Me Wonder’ with the next logical step: Well Worn, an EP that enhances Kllo’s high-gloss hooks even further. Guided by the ghosts of UK garage and like-minded strains of underground dance music, lead single “Bolide” sets a skittish beat against a clipped chorus. Catchy, yes, but also a compelling track of substance and subtlety that’ll leave listeners longing for the pair’s EP.
Well Worn is out August 5th on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings // PIAS (UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW). To celebrate the release of ‘Bolide’, Kllo will be heading off on an East Coast tour of Australia this week. They’ve also been announced as part of the huge Splendour in the Grass lineup (July 22-24).