Producer and songwriter Alex Carrie hails from the wilderness of Derbyshire in the middle of England, where the buses stop at 5pm and the nearest nightclub is a £50 cab away. His first musical port of call was punk, and when he was young he played trumpet in a ska band. Everything then came into focus at Leeds College of Music, where Carrie moved to study production. Here, he met Harrison Warke, a singer and songwriter who would join Carrie in Krrum. They rented a house with the driest basement they could find, dumpster-dived for carpets, bought some extra synths, and constructed their very own makeshift studio.
“Moon” demonstrates the duo’s underlying passion for both confessional songwriters like Justin Vernon and Thom Yorke as well as beatmakers like Kanye West and Justice. Equal parts ethereal and infectious, “Moon” is a smooth and assured offering, with electronics enveloping a song which fundamentally deals, they say, “with the ritual of wanting to pursue a relationship with someone, but not wanting to jump the gun and ruin it. It’s an uncomfortable place to be because you have no control and you’re probably gonna mess it all up, like you always do.”
“Heartsick indie electronica… Krrum’s best work yet.” -Pigeons and Planes
“A sound that’s somehow quirky and soulful at the same time… You can appreciate the off-kilter artistry, but you probably won’t get passive-aggressive side glances from strangers if you put it on at a party.” -Stereogum
RIYL: Hot Chip, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Coast Modern, Sylvan Esso
Digital Servicing Only
Going For Adds 5/12-5/16
Label: +1 Records