Stage: Vera Stage
Set Time: 6:00-6:30pm
FKL is Joe Gillick (South London) and Sage Redman (Seattle).
Having met on the Goldsmiths University of London pop course (known to have gestated the likes of James Blake and Katie B), the duo made music as Funktionslust. FKL is the distillation of that collaboration, a few letters and a lot of musical experimentation discarded. FKL announce their transformation with a debut album created in collaboration with friend, Tim Goldsworthy. A worthy mentor, Tim co founded both Mo'Wax and DFA records, produced some of Massive Attack's, U.N.K.L.E.'s and LCD Soundsystem's most seminal works, and now adds a FKL coproduction credit to his list of accolades.
Their music weaves elements of coldwave, postpunk and contemporary electronica in bold, shape shifting sonic paintings, coupling outlandish soundscapes and unconventional structures with cleareyed, arching melodies. Sighting the likes of The Streets, Portishead, Hot Chip, and the new wave of Grime as influences, it's clear their time spent in South East London left a mark.