Kristin sings of the curiosities of a wild and yearning world. Mixing abstract imagery with raw honesty, she aims to get to the heart of the human condition.
She plays Fender ‘69 Thinline and a nylon guitar. And is very fond of her stepbrother’s upright piano.
A member of the Willkommen Collective and based in Brighton, she has taken part in many of their live shows and contributed to the label’s compilations.
The Album - The Wild Grips
She has recently completed her debut album with London based long-time band members Becca Mears (Eyes and No Eyes, The Mariner’s Children, Peggy Sue) and Thomas Heather (Eyes and No Eyes). Produced by the multi-talented Christian Hardy (The Leisure Society, Christian Silva) it’s a complex and heady mix of nylon and electric guitars, soaring strings, eclectic drumming and much more. Due for release in 2013.
The EP - Volcanic You & I
While putting the finishing touches to the album, Kristin found her head and heart full of new songs. It was inevitable.
It was also time to form new alliances with musicians closer to home. She joined forces with drummer Julian Owen (Alison and the Earthquakes, Spacenoid), violinist Martha Rose (Laish, Martha Rose) and trumpeter Jakob Jonsson (I’m from Barcelona) and six new songs were born.
These songs were recorded on a 24 track tape machine by their great friend and analogue devotee David Ringland. They’re just wrapping this one up at the moment.
The Current Band
Once again there has been a shift in the line up. Jools still sits firmly behind his drum kit, but Martha and Jakob have left the island to purse new adventures on the continent.
Kristin and Jools are currently keeping the faith as a duo.
“Wowed by the end of her stripped down, beautifully finger picked songs that allowed her increasingly dark and melancholic vocals to impress the subdued crowd at the Bar Stage.”
Drowned in Sound
“She has a particularly soulful voice; very low and sensual, it washes over you and insinuates itself into your brain without you even realising.”