Initially beginning as a bedroom project, New York’s Klozapin was formed in January 2014 by Mitchell Todorov (Guitar/Vocals), Paul Simone (Bass/Vocals), Nick Connor (Drums) and Niden Kolev (Guitar), quickly gaining a firm following in the Otsego County area.
The band create vibrant soundscapes, with elements of pop, indie, psych, noise rock, shoegaze and trip-hop. Lead vocalist Mitch says the biggest influence on the sound of this record was the idea of “making a record that sounds like swimming through a sea of bubblegum. First you can kind of glide through the sweet water but eventually you just end up stuck in it.”
Priding themselves on their inability to become easily categorised by genre, they feel the secret to their growing success is down to four good friends “making cool sounds and having fun doing it”.
Klozapin release their debut, self-titled album this December on Australian label Conquest of Noise and are already writing for a follow up combining influences as diverse as indie, psych and hip-hop.
“Both these songs (Hivemind and %) are so mf’ing good I can’t stand it. Don’t know how I only just found this band.” Don’t Need No Melody
“Their vibe is definitely out there and certainly not for anyone who can’t handle their brain cells being swirled around for a few minutes, but we’re all about overdosing on Klozapin’s tasty noise rock shake.” Rex Manning Day