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Quick-fire Q&A with Swedish noir pop trio, DNKL

We grab five minutes with self-described noir pop trio DNKL. Having burst onto the scene with last year with the ridiculously well-received ‘Hunt’ & ‘Battles’, the trio have just released more material via the recently resurrected Different Recordings.

Whilst their early material centred around downbeat, post-rock’ish Swedish pop, their new material sees the trio experimenting with more club-sounding beats – but don’t be fooled their new material hasn’t done away with the what made the trio such an enticing proposition. It merely sees them experiment with different textures and moods, whilst keeping the same icy emotion from their earlier work very much intact.

Hello DNKL – whereabouts are you today?

Hey! We are currently in Shanghai, in the middle of our first Asian tour.

Tell us a little bit about your new single?

We wrote it under quite some pressure, to make enough tracks for our show at Roskilde Festival last year.. It’s perhaps the first track we started to experiment with a more dance-friendly beat.

What was the first record you bought…?

That’s probably too embarrassing to bring up here..

What was the last record you bought…?

Claes: River Tiber – Waves
Jonatan: Caribou – Our Love
Andre: Karlovak – 003

What track do you wish you’d written…?

John Cage – 4:33

What track makes you happiest…?

Todd Terje – Inspector Norse

What track makes you saddest…?

Nick Drake – Hanging On A Star

What’s your favourite club…?

Liebling in Gothenburg

What’s your favourite after party record…?

Roxy Music – Avalon

What track has had the most influence on you…?

Ahh that one is too hard..

Which of your own tracks are you most proud of…?

Right now it’s a couple of unreleased songs, but from what we have released I guess we’d say Hunt or Otherside

What’s your current favourite record…?

Roxy Music – Avalon

If your studio was on fire and you go back in a save one thing, what would it be and why…?

André

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