photo by Jim Dyson
Members: Amy Corcoran : Synthesisers, Ali McDonald : Drums, David Smyth : Synthesisers, Joe McLaughlin : Synthesisers and Guitar, Peter Smyth : Synthesisers
K**** K**** are a five piece kraut-punk band from Liverpool, consisting of four synth players and a drummer.
Formed in mid 1999, as a 3 piece using only cheap synths and old drum machines, they released Untitled@33rpm on the Liverpool e.p. (“…waste of plastic…” – NME) and the Vander 7” – both of which were enthusiastically received in the UK and abroad. Since then they have used every show and release as a way to explore new dynamic ways of presenting their unique sound.
In 2001 K**** K**** became a 5-piece outfit and released their 7” Nexus/Apex which embraced drone, repetition end melody. This record was championed by Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who made it one of his singles of the month. Following the excitement of this release and their increasingly exhilarating live performances they were invited by bands such as Mogwai, Stereolab, Clinic and Trans Am to support them regularly sending their partisan crowds away talking about them as much as the main act.
They also headlined the Neu! album re-release party as well as the 5th Anniversary of legendary London krautrock club Kosmische.
Both Nexus and Vander have received airplay on many shows on Radio 1 such as The Breezeblock (Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai), John Peel, Steve Lamacq, The Session in Scotland as well as John Kennedy’s show on XFM and many European stations.
In June 2002 K.K and respected German performance artist Mister B presented the ambitious Esthetik Of Destruction. A stunning sound performance situated in a Liverpool warehouse involving 14 televisions converted to transform sound into incredible optical effects.
K.K The Superposition EP was released on Rock Action Records in 2002.
“Only K**** K**** or more riots can save Liverpool now” – THE TIMES
Rock Action Discography
rockactcd13 – The Superposition EP (2005)
2. superposition 1 (1:34)
3. superposition 2 (1:34)
4. radium (4:02)
rockactcd21cd – Esthetik Of Destruction (Due for release 06/11/06)
2. Superposition 1
3. Flying Hotel
8. Tesla’s Future War
10. Red Cuffs
11. Radio Hotel
13. Superposition 2
+ Heavydale (video)