Lord Kesseli & The Drums Debut Self-Titled EP

Lord Kesseli & The Drums self-titled EP available digitally and on vinyl.
Lord Kesseli & The Drums self-titled EP available digitally and on vinyl.

The exotic and original duo out of Switzerland, Lord Kesseli & The Drums, have released their debut self-titled EP available on Bandcamp as a digital download and on vinyl through Zurich record label Ikarus Records.  Lord Kesseli & The Drums put out a sound so thick and heavy with texture; so big that you’ll be in denial that there is only two instrumentalists that make up the band.  Multi-instrumentalist Dominik Kesseli and producer/drummer Michael Gallusser have put together a surreal and epically original sound using pre-produced samples of drums, guitar, bass and synthesizers in which they perform along with to create amazingly orchestral soundscapes.

The debut self-titled EP was heavily inspired by the cinematic music of Sigor Ros but also shows the bands akin taste in the writing and musical geniuses of Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound. They could be categorized as shoegaze, Kraut, cosmic rock but their sound, style, and form is a uniqueness of it’s own. Dominik Kesseli described their sound as, “slowed down electronic club music, or in other words synthetic Science Fiction sound worlds with analogue raging textures.”  He goes on to state that his intent for this EP was to create, “an emotional roller coaster, illustrating humanity’s desperate hope for sense in a senseless world.”
Lord Kesseli & The Drums begin touring in November.
Lord Kesseli & The Drums begin touring in November.

Lord Kesseli & The Drums excel in their live performance with such an enchanting set of music that it seems to empower the emotions and senses of their audience. Lucky for us Lord Kesseli & The Drums will be doing a small tour starting in November throughout the UK.  It is definitely worth the effort to go see this amazing performance.

Monday 7-Nov-2016, The Old Blue Last, London, tix

Wednesday 9-Nov-2016, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, tix

Thursday 10-Nov-2016, Gwdihw, Cardiff, tix

Friday 11-Nov-2016, The Royal Oak, Bath, tix

Saturday 12-Nov-2016, The Old Pint Pot, Salford, tix

For more information about Lord Kesseli & The Drums check out the bands webpageiTunes, and Facebook.  Also check out Ikarus Records.

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