IMP - VINYL WILL BE DISPATCHED FROM 19TH OCTOBER ONWARDS
BAND - KLAUS KINSKI
TITLE - HAPPINESS HAPPINESS / CAESAR
CAT NO - ANKST 126
FORMAT - Limited 7" double A side + DL
REL DATE - October 19th 2009
“They make the most unhinged and primal racket that I have ever heard. It’s mercurial and surreal: the Birthday Party fronted by a psychotic Spike Milligan. If you like your music unstable, bust into a thousand unexpected shapes and ultimately thrilling, this band are for you.” – Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales)
“Jumping along to the downstairs department in Clwb, Klaus Kinski decorated the stage with a banner of a penis and smashed the hell out of their instruments, vigorously confusing some members of the crowd. Fully wailing, the showman (donning a brown paper bag mask) lunged/ crawled/ thrust his way along the floor whilst clenching the microphone close. The power of the penis prevailed as the crowd warmed to its mighty supremacy.” – God Is In the TV
Klaus Kinski formed in the graveyard of a freshly burnt church in Llanfairfechan by old friends Jake McKenna and Edwin Stevens in 2005, originally formed to channel their love of Bauhaus, Satanism and Herzog films onto a four track tape recorder in Edwin’s room, the band has now become a five piece guilt ridden no-wave post-punk flamingo with massive delusions of grandeur. Singer James Starkey (of James Starkey fame) joined in 2006 for the debut EP ‘BATS!’, with which the band did very little. In 2007 they drunkenly approached Alan Holmes of Ectogram at a gig to record a split CD with them. Reluctantly, Alan agreed and Ed, James and Jake, (being well chuffed at the prospect of sharing a disc with one of their favourite Welsh bands ever) got their collective ‘shit together’. Dylan “Deebo” Hughes joined the band as guitarist/keyboardist. September 2008 saw Klaus Kinski perform their first gig playing actual songs (not just noise) at Clwb Ifor Bach on the BBC introducing stage for sexy radio DJ Adam Walton. Here they performed with now full time member Domic Tanner on guitar and it was ace. Since then the band have been playing a stupid amount of gigs around the UK and have recorded about 500 albums worth of new material. Their most recent record ‘Skelington Horse’ will be released in February 2010 by the AnkstMusik label.
The band's debut 7 inch single HAPPINESS HAPPINESS / CAESAR will appear in October 2009 along with the band's first UK tour. It's going to be ace.