Odense: Vind Billetter!

Kære Odense!

De første 10 der svarer på spørgsmålet herunder vinder 2 billetter hver til K&K-koncerten i Kansas City på lørdag, d.6 April kl 21:

– Hvad hedder den sang med Kites And Komets som er i rotation på P3 lige nu ?
(Tryk på “Leave A Reply” og skriv dit svar)


Vi glæder os til at holde en fest sammen med jer!

// K&K

Release konkurrence!

Så er det om 1 uge at vores EP kommer på gaden!
Derfor spiller vi releasekoncerter i Aarhus og Kbh:

Lørdag, d.19. Maj på Studenterhuset Aarhus:

Lørdag, d. 26. Maj på RUST, Kbh:

Vi trækker lod om 10 vindere der hver får en fribillet til én af koncerterne + 1 gratis EP (download-kode)
Man skal blot inviterer 20 af sine facebookvenner til én af begivenhederne, og svare på følgende spørgsmål for at være med i konkurrencen (under “Leave a reply”):

– Hvilken talentkonkurrence vandt Kites And Komets i foråret 2011 ?

Vinderne udtrækkes og bliver kontaktet på Lørdag d. 19.
(NB. Besvarelserne bliver først synlige efter at konkurrencen er slut.)

Indtil da kan man se en live-video af vores single ”When Love Turns To Me” fra Vega.

Vi glæder os til at se jer!
– K&K

Spring News!

Hello Friends.

It’s been a busy time lately. The last months have been a mix of recording, mixing, mastering, having meetings with labels, making cover photos, preparing shows and a lot more. It has also been a time of great expectation, and hopes for the forthcoming months. We are very excited about showing you the final outcome of what we’ve been working on, and in a week we are releasing the first single!

Thursday we played a gig at the amazing venue Uebel&Gefärlich, located in a huge old bunker in the center of Hamburg. We didn’t really know how people would recieve the music, but luckely there was a big turnout and we got a great party going at the Culture Clash Festival.

Unfortunately our drummer, Simon was at Greenland on vacation, but we were so lucky that our good and talented friend Kasper Nyhus was quick to step in and play the show with us.

You can watch some pics from our rehearsals up to the show, and the gig in Hamburg here:

The forthcoming spring shows will be as following:

21-04-2012: Kosmodrom, Gladsaxe
19-05-2012: Studenterhus Aarhus
26-05-2012: RUST, Kbh
31-05-2012: Hede Rytmer, Silkeborg
30-06-2012: Kløften, Haderslev

Hope to see you at one or more of theese places, and stay tuned on the site for updates about the spring release!

– K&K

Studio Diary – Part 1

Hello everyone.

So, now it’s about time that you get an update and some pics from the studio:

Day 1 starts with me in the pouring rain, taking an early train across Denmark. As agreed, I go to Nansensgade and meet up with producer Anders Rhedin (Choir Of Young Believers, Jong Pang etc.), who I a few weeks earlier met at our concert in Vega. We will spend the next 3 days together producing Kites and Komets.

The last days, and actually through the last six months, I have thought so many thoughts about these recordings, concerning the direction of the music, how the recordings should sound compared to the live sound, how the collaboration will work etc. From the first pre-recordings, which I arranged in my living room with organ, glockenspiel, spoons etc, I wanted to preserve an organic, hand-played sound in K&K. We have tried to keep that in mind in the live-arrangements, with the fantastic guys In the band, where the beats are all hand-played, etc.
It’s important to me that you can hear the people behind and inside the music. Another thing is that I have always thought that I wanted the final recordings to have tighter beats with more body and get the songs’ hook lines to stand out – cut the songs even sharper. This is what I see as the biggest challenge: to preserve the organic, hand-played and unpolished universe, while the songs and arrangements are cut to the bone, and pushed to the max.

Anders and I get together and start listening to the pre-recordings, and talk about which angles and directions that could be the right ones for the upcoming versions. We agree that the sound should be tight, dusty and catchy, with the vocals and the melodies as the primary things. As I have previously experienced, it is often interesting to work with producers who are outside the project. They enter with an objective view of what they hear as the strengths and shortcomings of the music / arrangements.

As the days pass, the songs are taking form. Anders is fortunately very good – both as a technician, but he also has a really good ear for the different parameters in the K&K music. We seem to have different strengths.

I end up going back to Aarhus as the 3 days have passed with 4 half-finished tracks that I can listen to, consider changes to, and get responses to from the band. I am looking forward to follow the development of my songs, and to stand with the finished result and show it to you.

More updates from the studio will come in a short while.



Studio preparations and a Live video!

Hi friends.

So here you have an update about how things are evolving.

Tomorrow K&K will have the first day in the studio with producer, Anders Rhedin (Choir of young believers), and I am really excited about it. There’s a lot of speculations flying around about the direction of the recordings, and how the working process will be, but i’m sure we’re gonna make some smashing pop tracks! The last few days I’ve been preparing for the session by recording a lot of vocals etc. in my home studio, so we should have a lot of different material to work with from the start.
You can follow the recording process at this site.

Live video:
We have just finished editing a live video of the new track “When Love Turns To Me”. It was filmed and recorded at our recent show at “Lille Vega” in November (a show we really enjoyed btw).

The very talented people who helped filming and editing this video is:

Carsten Villadsen
Flemming Bo
Mads Engelstoft

Lea Lavdal
…(and me)

Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Welcome to the new K&K blog!

In here you can read the latest news about concerts, recordings, rehearsals, background info, listen to the music, etc.
You will also find more detailed info and updates about Kites and Komets than on facebook, so stay tuned.

Take a look around and hope to see you soon!