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Foot On The Gas: Kritters vividly recall their youth on ‘What Do You Know’

With thoughts of their past whilst being young and when travelling was such a naive adventure, Kritters reflect on those moments deeply with their new single ‘What Do You Know‘.

Kritters is a two-piece indie electro-pop act who are based in both New York City and London, England. Formed by Rob Steadman and Kirini O.K, they make that deeply created sound that shows their world class intricacies in making a rare experience, that feels so lovingly created.

What do you know was written for and about our seventeen year old selves. Seventeen was an age at once painful and full of promise; we desperately wanted to escape, and we were tantalizingly close to really being able to. Rob and I both remember getting in cars or on bikes and just– WHOOSH, off and away. Certainly for us at seventeen music was key to figuring out who we would be in the world when we were finally free; now, looking back, we understand so much more keenly not just what we were escaping, but also the complicated reality of the world we were escaping to, and how little we knew of it.” – Kritters

Her voice is passionately delivered and with lots of emotion – the drumming is skilled and impressive which adds so much quality – as this unique story takes you for a riveting ride with them as they open up the back door for us to join their travels, to see what opened up their eyes before.

What Do You Know‘ from the South Bronx/UK indie electro-pop duo Kritters, is that moment when you remember those days when travelling was so exciting and had your heart beating so fast, as they drive us into a picture from their memories of these times. Life was so simple back then and your mind alive with possibilities, as you think back to what little you actually knew about this complex world.

Watch the new music video on YouTube and see more via IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

What do they know anyway: Kritters send out strong message about small-mindedness on outstanding ‘Strangers’

Kritters are back with the 3rd single off their debut album ‘Go to School‘ ‘and this honest new track is named ‘Strangers‘.

Kirini O.K. and Rob Steadman formed the fascinatingly creative South Bronx/London-based art/electro-pop and DIY act Kritters together and they are partners in life and music. Both of these wonderful talents are classically trained and you can feel the extra quality in their incredible atheistic soundscapes- throughout this new song.

Kirini O.K is an established visual artist, poet, violinist, punk lover and singer, who was born in New York and moved to the UK to study.. Rob Steadman is a South African-born drummer, former member of Stornoway and prolific producer who is also UK and New York-based.

This is the true story about how most strangers don’t have a clue what the real story is- but love to add their two cents unnecessary advice. When you don’t know the full picture, its not wise and shows zero self-awareness too.

The feeling of a cinematic experience is first on the mind here, as these two talented musicians fuse their lovely vocals together as the energy changes suddenly. The chorus features an array of electronic variety that makes you turn up the volume as you close your eyes and immerse yourself in this world class song.

Strangers‘ from Kritters is a bitingly sarcastic track at times as the frustration floats to the top, influenced by the crazy year of 2020 and also by not being where they both thought they would be in lives as we speak. Their honesty and incredible creative minds are mind-blowing on the ear as you admire their class and technical ability.

Keeping your cool is extremely hard when small-minded people speak up over something that have no part in. Smiling and having a chuckle inside, is the only way to go and makes these moments seem comedic- rather than unnecessarily annoying.

Hear this illuminating single on Soundcloud and see their story on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen