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 to form 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.
The duo first garnered attention in Britain with “Evil Twin,” a huge debut single that has generated more than five million Spotify streams. With a funky beat propelled by menacing horns and juxtaposed with a silken vocal melody, the song was described as “twisted electro-soul” by Mixmag. “Moon,” the band’s next single, is equal parts ethereal and infectious and 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. Both singles appear on the Evin Twin EP, along with four additional bangers and a remix of the title track by Swedish electro superstars Cazzette.
“Heartsick indie electronica… Krrum’s best work yet.” -Pigeons and Planes
“‘Evil Twin’ exists in a brightly colored world of its own. Atop… charming chaos, Krrum’s vocals are confident and smooth, with an attitude that molds the song’s unique disposition… A sound that’s somehow quirky and soulful at the same time. ” -Stereogum
RIYL: Hot Chip, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Coast Modern, Sylvan Esso
Digital Servicing Only
Label: +1 Records / 37 Adventures
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