When Saints Go Machine by Mads Perch

Copenhagen, Denmark quartet When Saints Go Machine has been crafting and honing since 2007, though they are just now releasing a proper debut LP, Konkylie. It may have taken all those years to reconcile the quartet’s various, individually preferred styles (citing techno, house, jazz, neo-soul, Broadcast, the Slits as influences in aggregate) into an agreeable full-length mesh, but whatever the cause for deliberation, Konkylie’s thoughtful execution and appealing hooks reflect time well spent. Try “Kelly,” an electro-pop production with with warm, new wave currents to its bounce. Vocalist Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild is out front with lines about young love and a record colleciton that clearly contains lots of Arthur Russell. For fans of Austra and Antony, and a song about a first kiss, which makes it proper listening for spring:


Here’s a video for another album track “Add Ends,” directed by Dawn Carol Garcia.

Konkylie is out 6/27 via !K7. More to hear at Soundcloud.

[Photo by Mads Perch]

Comments (5)
  1. They released an full lenght album “Ten Makes a Face” in 2009, and an EP in 2008.
    Both of which are excellent by the way.

  2. This track is epic ! The best pop tune i have heard in ages. Really love Add Ends too.

    I first heard about the band when they put out their Fail Forever EP. Will definitely buy KONKYLIE !!

  3. When I first listened to them a couple of weeks ago (the Add Ends video) I was amazed and now yet another great track from them. Can’t wait to hear the full length album. :)

  4. Konkylie is going to be the best album of 2011 without a doubt.

  5. album is streaming at k7.com and it’s completely gorgeous

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