DNKL – Draft
Different Recordings is pleased to welcome back Sweden’s electronic ’noir-pop’ trio DNKL for their new single ‘Draft’. The release follows on from the success of their first outing on the label “Otherside”, which Dummy Magazine described as “beautiful textures, syncopated beats and noir-drama” whilst The Line of Best Fit called it a “sultry dancefloor beast”.
Once again showing how the band craft a unique atmosphere with their ethereal vocals and esoteric textures, ‘Draft’ masterfully twists through it’s emotive lyrical sections before opening up into a propulsive, instrumental electronic groove.
Originally written as an 8-minute instrumental track ahead of an Asian tour, it quickly became a live favourite. Talking of the process of then committing the track to tape, DNKL said “When we got back home we brought it to the studio and started experimenting with vocals and structure, challenging our ways of songwriting and production, but at the same time trying to keep a dark vibe to it. This is probably the most up-tempo track we’ve done so far but also a song where we’ve brought in the darkest lyrics yet written. Somewhat of a paradox that makes the song even more personal.”
Draft is the band’s second release for re-launched UK indie Different Recordings (Claptone, Anna Of The North, Vessels), and sees DNKL leave aside the smokey, cinematic feel of their earlier outings for a more propulsive, if equally atmospheric, sound.
The band emerged a couple of years back with their incredible debut EP ‘Wolfhour’ praised by everyone from The Guardian to The Fader, Noisey and The Line of Best Fit. With appearances at some of Europe’s leading festivals under their belt, DNKL have every reason to feel confident in their sound and their long awaited return is sure to win them new fans around the world.