Visionary British outfit Mount Kimbie announce brand new single Dumb Guitar alongside news of a world tour next year, including a very special London headline at The Roundhouse on May 3rd. Stream the new single or purchase a limited 7” of Dumb Guitar/Boxing (ft. King Krule) via Warp below, and pre-order tickets for the tour dates at mountkimbie.com.
Fronted by Dominic Maker and Kai Campos, joined by long term collaborators Andrea Balency-Béarn and Marc Pell, Mount Kimbie have spent the past fifteen years crafting a vast catalogue of the most seminal, enduring and influential music to emerge from London’s vibrant electronic scene. Since their 2010 debut Crooks & Lovers (which topped over 30 Best Albums of the Decade list including Pitchfork, Mixmag and Resident Advisor), the band have continued to evolve across their three LP’s from one of the leading names in British electronic music to also serve as vanguards of a new modern indie, most notably on their most recent full-length, 2017’s Love What Survives.
Their most successful album to date, the album spawned some of Mount Kimbie’s most versatile, forward thinking and ground-breaking work yet, including singles Blue Train Lines (feat. King Krule), Marilyn (feat. Micachu) & We Go Home Together (James Blake). The band toured extensively on the album, selling out venues around the world including The Roundhouse, Brooklyn Steel and more, influencing a raft of post punk bands across the English capital in their wake. Written in California’s Yucca Valley and loosely based around a couple’s futile attempt to save a doomed relationship, Dumb Guitar continues in this mode, beginning with woozy synths reminiscent of the band’s first records before breaking into the frenetic guitar fuzz of Love What Survives.
Whether selling out headline dates at clubs or venues as diverse as the Tate Modern, Barbican, & MomaPS1, not to mention playing premiere festival slots such as Primavera, Coachella, Pitchfork Chicago & Paris, Glastonbury, MELT & Club II Club to name a few, Mount Kimbie has played a pivotal role in the evolution of cutting-edge contemporary British music, cultivating an extensive and die-hard global fan base. Not just content to rest on the laurels of their collective output, both Kai & Dom’s rich sonic tapestry and compulsion to innovate have led to highly impressive solo careers as well with Kai helming a Radio1 Essential Mix alongside, selling out headline dates at Printworks, Fabric & Blitz and releasing the City Planning LP alongside an installation by Tom Shannon & long-term Mount Kimbie collaborator Frank Lebon. Meanwhile, Dom’s Grammy-nominated production work has graced releases from Travis Scott, SZA, Metro Boomin’, Dave, & James Blake among others, and releasing Die Cuts alongside an accompanying film by Tyrone Lebon.
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