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Today, Amsterdam-based five-piece The Klittens have returned with their new single, ‘Universal Experience’. A portion of off-kilter indie-pop, the track delivers on its title promise, filled with universal appeal, with a sound ready to captivate a wide audience. 

Of the track, vocalist, Yaël Dekker states:

The concept behind the lyrics isn’t very joyful but the song overall came out happy. I like that contrast.’ The band’s drummer, Laurie Zantinge, continues, ‘We were recording demos and already did a lot of writing and rehearsing for those songs beforehand. Then suddenly Yaël walked into the room, randomly sang the chorus of Universal Experience and we were immediately hooked. I think it took us less than two hours before we had the whole song finished and recorded the demo. The catchiness of the chorus just made it easy to make it into a full pop song.

Already, The Klittens have wormed their way out of the bustling Amsterdam scene and onto acclaimed stages and with ‘Universal Experience’, the first track to be taken from a collection of new material, the band are destined to reach new heights. 

The band returns to the UK in January alongside their good friends Personal Trainer.

  • Jan 29th – The Arts Centre, Norwich
  • Jan 30th – The Horn, St Albans
  • Jan 31st – Junction 2, Cambridge
  • Feb 1st – The Crescent, York
  • Feb 2nd – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
  • Feb 3rd – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield

Katie Macbeth

katie macbeth

Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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