The band are a trio of UK musicians, formed by Kymberley Kennedy, Miles Williams and Steve Wilkinson. The debut EP, Blackout, was released August 18th, 2013 by A & P Artist Management with the debut album, Head Games, due for release early next year.
Blackout became a symbol of empowerment and was play-listed on BBC Radio 1Xtra with praise from MistaJam and Trevor Nelson amidst glowing reviews from The Huffington Post, Fame Magazine and Soundscape Magazine. The critically acclaimed EP continued to gain recognition and made its way to American film director, Aram Rappaport, who used it in the movie “Syrup”, starring Shiloh Fernandez and Amber Heard.
Their music has been described as a fusion of glacial piano lines, ethereal vocals and almost-spectral guitars, drawing comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack.
“I’ll write a top line with some beats and bassline and then Miles will add guitar chords or bends complimented by Steve’s piano,” Kymberley explains.
How did you meet?
Miles: Me and Kymberley met online originally. It was only when I’d decided she wasn’t an axe murderer that I agreed to meet her in person.
Kymberley: The jury’s still out on that one.
Steve: Yeah, then we all basically went for a drink together.
Kymberley: It’s weird how polite we all were back then… compared to now. When you’ve been on a roadtrip, stuck in a car with these two for a few hours, there is literally nothing you don’t know about each other.
How do you feel about the comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack?
Kymberley: Considering I’d love to work with Massive Attack and I’m a big fan of Portishead, I think it’s awesome.
Miles: I think it’s probably a fair comparison to what we do. I can see it.
Steve: I think I’d ere more towards Portishead with a bit of a London Grammar vibe, maybe.
In September 2017 the trio launched their version of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, to critical acclaim. Filmed and recorded at Blueberry Hill Studios, the track and video received critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, and local media, amassing thousands of streams on SoundCloud in the first few days.
In October 2017 they won an award for Outstanding Artist/ Band at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards 2017.