Kool Thing Artist Biography

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Name: Kool Thing
Music Brainz ID: 0807e4d8-b0f4-46db-aa4f-7b4ff9512feb
Last.fm url: https://www.last.fm/music/Kool+Thing
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Popular Tags: seen live, art rock, noise, electronica, indie,

Published/Updated: 02 Jan 2011, 02:39

Biography: kool thing began as the duo of Julie Chance and Jon Dark, originally from Dublin and Sydney respectively, who met in Paris at some side-street dive bar where Chance was DJing. The girls quickly noticed their overlap in musical sensibilities, swapped records, exchanged ideas and booked flights to Berlin, where they got straight to work bringing their new project to life.

kool thing’s nocturnal sound weaves together textured washes of guitar, ghostly synthesizers and driving beats (supplied by newest member drummer Valentin Plessy) and layered vocals delivering heady electronic silhouettes lurking somewhere in the shadows. The combination of Jon’s classical musical training and Julie’s artistic vision manages to balance light with darkness and rough edges with smooth textures, reconciling disparate influences like grunge and wave, prog and pop – yet without any blatant retro fetishism, gazing not down at their shoes but stridently ahead into an ominous future.

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