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Wet, Kilo Kush, Hana Vu

Author: David Heinrich

On Thursday, March 14th, Wet and Kilo Kish will bring their co-headline spring tour to Madison. Their stop at the Majestic Theatre features Hana Vu getting things started at 9, followed by Wet and Kilo Kish afterwards.

Opener Hana Vu might just be the act I’m looking forward to the most at this show. She burst onto the scene last year with her album How Many Times Have You Driven By. This 10-song project is stacked with introspective indie gems. She’s equally comfortable singing over the lo-fi hip-hop drums on the song “Cool” as she is taking on soaring guitars and a driving indie rock beat on the following track, “Shallow”. My favorite of hers is the dreamy “Crying On The Subway”, featuring some beautiful shoegaze-y guitars and vocal echoes that will mesmerize and capture the Majestic crowd, drawing us in for the rest of the show.

Kilo Kish is a multi-disciplinary artist, singer, producer, and songwriter from Brooklyn. Her sound blends electronics, art pop, and R&B to create a really unique palette for her to work with. To go along with her work in visual art and design, she released one full-length record and four EPs over the last few years. I was first put on to Kilo after hearing her appearance on Vince Staples’ record Summertime ‘06. Kilo has also worked with Gorillaz and Chet Faker in the past, and collaborated further with Staples on Vince’s hip-hop/electronic experimental album Big Fish Theory in 2017. These sessions could have provided some of the influence for Kilo Kish’s most recent release, 2018’s mothe EP. This record sees Kilo Kish dive into deeper electronic sounds, including some distorted, booming bass lines that will be sure to slap in a live setting.

Wet are an indie pop duo from Brooklyn who will be closing out the night after Kilo Kish. Originally a trio on their breakout 2016 record Don’t You, their new album Still Run sees lead singer Kelly Zutrau and producer Joe Valle take things on on their own. Their new record sees them experiment with a more uptempo and bright sound, in contrast to their first record’s more relaxed and moody vibe. They both tackle similar subject matter, mostly centering around a “breakup song” narrative. Still Run sees the band enlist a great supporting cast of producers, from Andrew Sairo (Big Thief) to Rostam. The duo’s set should prove to be a satisfying ending to a night packed with great performances.