“The band’s debut album was dominated by improvisational flair, the pair’s new material showcases their compositional qualities”
The analogue synthesizer veterans AK/DK have made a refreshing return with their air-drumming anthem ‘Lagom’, which is the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album to be released later this year. The single has already gained radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and John Kennedy (Radio X).
Returning from the springing debut album ’Synths + Drums + Noise + Space’. AK/DK is Gee Sowerby and Ed Chivers, who both synchronise pristine performance and rawkus-like creativity.
‘Lagom’ resides within a clear love for electronic pioneers Devo and Kraftwerk yet resembles modern references to the recent revival of synth-pop in mainstream music. The pounding powerhouse of a track combines their trademark searing synth lines and their incessant double drum layers. Whereas AK/DK’s debut album was a strictly live and improvised affair, these new recordings showcase some more of their compositional flair. Alongside their relentless disco-punk drums and arpeggios, a more developed sound and style is now on offer.
Their barrage of high-energy, and largely improvised, layers of fizzing arpeggios and crushing motorik drums has earned them places at many of the stages and festivals all around the UK and Europe. Some of these recent festival appearances include Lattitude and Green Man.