Reverent as it is prophetic and stark, King Dude has previously shared his spiritual visions with releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records. Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the bygone days of revelation with an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, King Dude has woven his own brand of American music.
He brandishes many varied influences in his songwriting. Everything from British Folk, Americana, Country and Blues can be heard in his songs. Even the heavier sounds of Heavy Metal tend to sneak and slither it's way into the King Dude canon. The resulting songs are much more of a modern day hymn then your average pop song.
King Dude's music beg's the soul to lift itself up from the darkness of ignorance, towards the ever shining glorious "Light" that exists outside of all of us yet that which we are eternally connected to and at once connects everyone on Earth.
Kælan Mikla, a performance art trio fro Iceland, forformed just four years ago, after winning a poetry slam at their local library. Armed with thundering bass, hypnotic drums and minimal synth waves, Sólveig Kristjánsdóttir, Margrét Harrysdóttir and Laufey Soffíasoundtrack the apocalypse, with threatening darkwave rumblings beneath ominous monologues broadcast in their mother tongue and the occasional cathartic, blood-curdling banshee wail.
Their live performances are a rabid, pulsing, howling trip that flit between mesmerising coquettishness and the feral lashings of wild women, a push and pull of desolate beauty and dystopian panic. Inspired by both their country, and undoubtedly its unique musical legacy, from Björk to Sigur Ros, Kælan Mikla will delight fans of Chelsea Wolfe, Mazzy Star, Daisy Chainsaw, Cocteau Twins, Joy Division and Lydia Lunch.
- Tickets € 17,50
- Doors: 19:30
- Start: 20:00
- Location: Kleine zaal, Paard, Prinsegracht 12
2512 GA The Hague.