New Video: Mount Kimble’s Playful Visuals and New Single Pushes Their Attention-Grabbing Sound in Trippy New Directions

Comprised of Kai Campos and Dominic Maker, the London and Los Angeles-based production and electronic music artist duo Mount Kimbie can trace their origins to when the. St. Austell, Cornwall-born Campos and the Brighton-born Maker met while studying at London Southbank University, where Campos was having another go at school and Maker was studying film.  And with 2009’s Maybes EP and Sketch on Glass EP, and their  2010’s full-length debut Crooks & Lovers, the duo quickly rose to national attention for pushing dubstep into new, exciting directions, including using field recordings to form major elements of their material paired with glitchy synths and electronics, as well as elements of post-punk and other genres — with some critics hailing them as the pioneers of post-dubstep. Unsurprisingly, Crooks & Lovers appeared on over 30 different “Best of 2010” lists, including NMEMixmag, Resident Advisor, Pitchfork and Drowned in Sound — and along with that NME listed them at number 22 of their 30 Artists for 2011. Adding to a growing profile, the duo have frequently collaborated with James Blake, King Krule and Micachu and have remixed the The Big Pink, Foals, The xx and Andreya Triana among others.

By 2012, the band signed with renowned electronic label, Warp Records, who released their critically applauded breakthrough album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth the following year and their third album Love What Survives, which was released earlier this year. Interestingly, their latest album marks two different and important milestones for the duo — their first studio album in four years and the first album with the duo as a Transatlantic duo with one member in London, the other in Los Angeles. The album’s latest single “You Look Certain (I’m Not So Sure),” feat. Andrea Balency finds the duo pushing their sound in completely new directions — in this case, nodding at breezy surf pop, psych pop and industrial electronica while retaining the glitchy synths and boom bap beats that first caught the attention of the blogosphere while pairing that with Balency’s coquettish and ethereal vocals. And while seemingly self-assured, the song bristles with the narrator’s awareness of their insecurities and faults.

Directed by Rosie Marks and Frank Lebon, the recently released video is set in Miami and focuses on (and even emphasizes) the insecurities one has while in a new place — especially when you’re someone from far away, trying to figure out what the hell is going on and how you fit in.

The duo along with their touring band is in the middle of European tour to support their third album. Check out the tour dates below.

 

TOUR DATES 

 

Fri 03/11/17 – UK, LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE

Sat 04/11/17 – BELGIUM, BRUSSELS, AB

Sun 05/11/17 – NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM, PARADISO

Tue 07/11/17 – NORWAY, OSLO,PARKTEATRET

Wed 08/11/17 – SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM, KAGELBANAN

Thu 09/11/17 – DENMARK, COPENHAGEN, VEGA

Fri 10/11/17 – GERMANY, BERLIN, ASTRA

Sat 11/11/17 – POLAND, WARSAW, NIEBO

Sun 12/11/17 – POLAND, KRAKOW, KWADRAT

Tue 14/11/17 – CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE, MEET FACTORY

Wed 15/11/17 – AUSTRIA, VIENNA, FLEX

Thur 16/11/17 – GERMANY, MUNICH, MUFFATHALLE

Fri 17/11/17 – SWITZERLAND, ZURICH, MASCOTTE

Sat 18/11/17 – ITALY, MILAN, MAGNOLIA

Sun 19/11/17 – FRANCE, MARSEILLE, CABARET ALÉATOIRE

Tue 21/11/17 – FRANCE, MONTPELLIER, ROCKSTORE

Wed 22/11/17 – SPAIN, BARCELONA, RAZZMATAZZ

Thu 23/11/17 – SPAIN, MADRID, JOY ESLAVA

Fri 24/11/17 – FRANCE, BIARRITZ, ATABAL

Sat 25/11/17 – FRANCE, PARIS, LE TRIANON

Mon 27/11/17 – GERMANY, COLOGNE, THE KANTINE

Tue 28/11/17 – FRANCE, TOURCOING, GRAND MIX

 

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