Norway’s Klangstof are known for creating soundscapes that sound as lush as rainforests but somehow retain some of the cold austerity for which Scandinavia is famous. Singer-songwriter and ringleader Koen Van De Wardt, who taught himself how to play guitar after growing up in relative isolation, likes to balance between the two extremes; his songs harken back to a simpler, more innocent era of indie pop even as they pioneer dazzling electronic sounds.
Such is the case with new single “We Are Your Receiver”, which acts as a warning against relying too much on public perception. It’s about “leaving our offline selves behind,” explains Van De Wardt. He continues: “‘Likes’ are a very addictive drug to people nowadays, and that scares the hell out of me.”
Klangstof will release a full-length album this year via LA-based label Mind Of A Genius. For now, check out their latest track below, and scroll down for a list of Klangstof’s upcoming European tour dates.
Klangstof 2016 Tour Dates:
07/10 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival
07/18 – Nijmegen, NL @ Valkhof Festival
08/21 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
09/03 – Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival
09/04 – Gent, BE @ Big NEXT Weekend
09/10 – Bergen, NO @ Perfect Sounds Forever
09/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Dutch Impact Party at Reeperbahn Festival
09/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
10/25 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde