Formed in 2008 by Søren Bonke, Klak Tik (comprised of Bonke, Matthew Mitchinson and Jonathan Beyer, and recently joined by Andrew Joseph) are an East London-based group who, if pressed, would describe their sound as Post-Folk; widely orchestrated tracks with a folky centre, a deliberate attempt to escape the presumptions that follow the acoustic guitar and standard song structure. Klak Tik's 9/10 NME rated and critically acclaimed debut album 'Must We Find A Winner' (released in 2010), was praised in All Scandianvia’s Top Albums of 2011, and nominated for three ‘Gaffa’ awards.
To record their sophomore album ‘The Servants’ (named after the band Søren’s father drummed in during the 60s), the band escaped the trappings of East London’s alternative coffee shops and vintage chic for a simple purer existence in the Welsh village of Penrhos. For a month Klak Tik drew inspiration from the cold January sea, set up a make shift recording studio in a chapel, sang deep under Parys Mountain and shouted high into the chapel’s rafters. The result is something to file loosely between Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens & Love – if there’s any space left. 'The Servants' will be released early 2013 via Safety First Records.
The Servants also features the hit single 'Reborn' which has been used in the Samsung Galaxy Camera TV commercials worldwide.
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