Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Tom Benjamin: lead vocals, guitar Alex Roper: lead vocals, drums Liam Kelly: lead guitar Nat Taylor: keys, violin, back-up vocals. Lewis Baker: bass, back-up vocals


Influences

Lou Reed, Little Red, The Libertines


Unearthed artists we like

Rosencrants, Animaux


Bio

The Kilniks are a five-piece indie rock band whose beginnings trace back to the start of 2010, making a fresh entrance onto the alternative scene. Known for their rich vocal harmonies, driving rhythms and catchy guitar hooks, the five-piece have come together from their various musical backgrounds to create a blend of music that is unique, upbeat and energetic. With influences ranging from artist such as The Strokes to Lou Reed, there's never just one genre in a set with these guys. The Kilniks are always up for a party, especially if it involves a dress-up theme. This year alone they've hosted a Mexican tequila night, a birthday party for the band's two-year anniversary, and an 80s night, just to name a few. 2011 saw the release of the band's debut EP, "Not That Kind", one of the first releases by newly formed label Decibels Records. This year, look out for the release of their Double-A side 'The Moment She Inspired/Doubts In Me', the latter track including the vocal debut of drummer Alex Roper!

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Jul 2013

Triple J
30

A really pleasant and full sound coming out from this group. If you're one for homespun slightly melancholic pop then this is for you.

A really pleasant and full sound coming out from this group. If you're one for homespun slightly melancholic pop then this is for you.