Singer Nick Klein and producer Ferdous Dehzad, together as KLYNE, are based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands; the duo make mellow electronic pop that fizzes and glitches like a sunnier cousin to Jai Paul’s harder sound.
Klyne first caught tastemaker attention with their critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Paralyzed’ on Aesop, as well as their debut remix – a rework of Disclosure’s ‘Omen’ feat. Sam Smith – before signing to Because Music and going on to release their first two singles, ‘Don’t Stop’ & ‘Water Flow’.
Both tracks hit the #1 spot on Hype Machine whilst garnering support from i-D, PIGEONS & PLANES, THE FADER and NOISEY as well as receiving airplay support from BBC R1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Beats1 with ‘Water Flow’ racing to over 6M streams and counting on Spotify.
These early singles also came accompanied by stunningly original videos – the ‘Don’t Stop’ video was directed by choreographer and film-maker Holly Blakey and the ‘Water Flow’ video, directed by Thomas Ralph, shot entirely on iPhones, documented three friends on a road trip across a fractious Europe.
Today, Klyne reveal their new single, ‘Still Not Over You’ via Big Beat Records/Because Music.
The band gives some background on the track: “It’s a heartbreak song but not so depressing that it makes you want to cry*. Although the lyrics are 100% desperate – we’re just trying to keep it playful, so there’s a lot more energy in it compared to our previous tracks.”
*Disclaimer – if this does make you cry, pls feel free to contact Klyne.
Having supported the likes of Years & Years across Europe, Christine and the Queens and having made their debut trip to the US with shows in NYC and at SXSW only last week, Klyne return to our shores to headline Pickle Factory on Monday, May 15th.
Photo Credit: Synchrodogs