Jklmno // BiographyNamed after a random row of letters in the alphabet, JKLMNO was formed by friends Carl Harrison (Vocals/Guitars/Keys), Daniel Pierce (Synths), Daniel Kehlenbeck (Guitars/Vocals), Elliot Knox (Bass/Vocals) and Nick Roberts (Drums)
In 2009 the Wrexham band recorded their second EP, Transitions, described by Subba-Cultcha.com as ‘joyful and triumphant indie-rock anthemism just begging to have a lighter waved at it’ a contrast to the bands 2007 opener ‘Locking Doors’, a more subdued, acoustic effort.
The EPs were bridged by a more progressive JKLMNO, with the band experimenting with electronic sounds and beats which led to the bands first radio airplay with War Song breaking into BBC Wales and BBC Shropshire’s introducing playlist.
The War Song then won the band a place at the final of Supajam’s Fast track to FIB competition which saw the band take stage in London for the first time and get selected to play Benicassim 2008 alongside the likes of Morrissey and Sigur Ros.
Exposure for the band has been regular since, with airplay spanning several radio stations including Radio 1, 6music, Radio Wales and BBC Shropshire. The band have also been featured download of the week for Windows Media Player.
In 2010 the band played their second major music festival, T in the Park, after being recommended by BBC Introducing Shropshire: The Friday Night Gerbil.
The band currently have plans to record a third EP that will include songs showcased on their T in the Park footage available through BBC Introducing. An eclectic range of influences is heard in the band’s sound of experimental rock with pop sensibilities.
"If you're a fan of letters, or glitchy beats with really nice vocals you'll love this." Huw Stephens, BBC Radio One
“Pop-rock cast in the epic mould” FIB Magazine
“Strange but beautiful” Adam Walton, BBC Wales
“Awesome” Friday Night Gerbil (BBC Introducing Shropshire)
"Few bands come up with such a diverse EP, let alone one as confident, but it seems as simple as ABC for JKLMNO" Room Thirteen.com 11/13 Review of Transitions.
“…leaves you wanting more - as well driving yourself crazy trying to say their name so you can run out and tell everyone you know about them.” Rock Midgets.com