Kmodo catches our attention with a charming blend of downtempo electronica and alternative pop. 

Based in South London, Chris Nicolls aka Kmodo is a producer and musician (especially a talented drummer), who got together with singer Clarra Serra Lopez to release single ‘When You’re Ready’, which follows their previous collaboration ‘When Will I Get There’.

Kmodo style is somehow lost between the realms of brilliant musicianship – the bouncy and refined beat of ‘When You’re Ready’ – and the rough edges of three-dimensional electronica, with pumping low frequencies and detuned synths borrowed from figures such as Bonobo and Maribou State. Quite a delightful mix.

Lyrically, Nicolls travels on contemporary themes, singing about the hardship of not knowing how to interface with one’s own culture, while still trying to be universally approachable. 

Keep an eye out for Kmodo’s live shows, set to resume soon: quite an enjoyable experience, full band with Chris himself on drums and electronics. 

Listen to ‘When You’re Ready’ on Spotify: