Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.
K-X-P is a drums/bass/synth trio from Helsinki, Finland, and the latest signing on Smalltown Supersound. Born out of the fire and ashes of the seminal Op:l Bastards and And The Lefthanded, Smalltown Supersound happened to hear some demos from a new project led by Timo Kaukolampi (of both mentioned bands). The label was totally blown away, and started an intense chase for an album that lasted for a couple of years. The musical background of K-X-P’s members varies wildly, ranging from the disco-idiotism-turned-into-spiritual-hide-and-seek of Op:l Bastards, to the fusion and free jazz explorations of Pekka Pohjola, (of which Anssi Nykanen was a member and so was Jimi Tenor) to the East European soulscapes of Tomi Leppanen’s former band, Aavikko. K-X-P mixes electronics, kraut, noise, rock and even rockabilly into a hypnotic and minimalistic motorik groove. The debut album was finally delivered in 2009. But even before the tracks were finished recorded, Glasgow`s finest Optimo wanted to twist with the K-X-P sound and remixed them. The remix has already been featured on Mylo’s compilation for Mixmag. K-X-P also recently appeared on a recent MOJO compilation cd covering a New Order track.
Tickets: FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)