Brighton quartet Klae originally came to our attention back in 2017 when they produced a beautiful set supporting Manchester’s Findlay. Since then, the band have impressed with their studio output, with both ‘Fake’ and ‘Expectations’ proving to be excellent, razor-sharp pop songs with their influences firmly rooted in theatrical rock, pop-punk and alternative pop.
Their latest single, ‘Sidelines’, however, is something a little different from the band. Produced by Josh Harrison and recorded at Brighton Electric Studios, it’s a slightly more atmospheric and brooding track – fronted brilliantly by lead singer Lizzy Coulson’s awesome drawl – yet, as the song evolves, it transforms into a jangly indie-rock number.
Nevertheless, lyrically ‘Sidelines’ takes a darker turn, with Coulson tackling her mental health. Speaking of the track, Coulson exclusively told us that, “‘Sidelines’ came out of wanting to write a song that touched on identity and being yourself regardless of what people around you think you should be. It also touches on my journey with overcoming anxiety and focusing on how far you have come rather than looking at what you haven’t achieved”. Another impressive single from the Brighton band, we’re massively impressed by the quartet.
Additionally, the band will be celebrating the single at their home away from home, Brighton Electric, on Friday (25th January). It’s a free entry event and doors open at 8pm.