Curators

Kiss All Hipsters djs Jael and Arnold curated a special playlist for us. They picked the songs from the current line-up that they felt most suitable for the dancefloor. Not only that, they also took the time to write down what they liked about those bands. 

See you on the dancefloor!

BEIGE BANQUET can become the Bloc Party meets Devo band of this edition of Left of the Dial. Robotic repetitive rhythms & likewise vocals in songs which grab you by the throat and which seem made for the alternative dancefloor. Both Wired/Weird & Awake have a similar type of infectious hooks which make you bop along. 

BROOKE COMBE has total breakthrough potential, we can even imagine not playing Miss Me Now anymore because it has become such a huge daytime radio hit. 

THE BUG CLUB is lyrically our favorite. They write songs with the sort of against the grain thoughts with which big metropolis inhabiting misfits can easily identify. Cool like the Velvet Underground with some Feelies shuffles involved and so chockful with one-liners you wanna sing along that standing upfront at their live-show is a must. 

DEADLETTER will do well with a crowd which likes catchy melodies combined with declaiming vocals. Standing still ain’t an option. Fall of the Big Screen is the future hit. 

EADES has the type of upbeat guitar songs which are scruffy enough for the cool kids, yet so accessible and instantly catchy that ‘the ones who don’t understand’ won’t walk away from the floor either. Present in the Moment is the best example of KAH-approved theory.  

Following our crazy name dropping nature we felt inclined to say Modern England by HALLAN works in an early Elvis-era (their song, not the king you silly) These New Puritans kinda way. Not the easiest one, but so anthemic it could grow into an in the know hit. 

HIGHSCHOOL sometimes jangles along like a younger nephew of The Drums with some Stone Roses-y rhythms but has more electronic undertones too. Their tune Forever at Last suddenly made us realise that right after the break. 

Dj’s in their right mind shouldn’t include Phonecalls on my Deathbed by LASSIE in their Dancefloor-list, but if everyone is drunk enough, these hectic & messy post-punk melodies with added sirens and distortion could work on our Utopian (or for some Dystopian) dancefloor. Eat dust softies! 

MICHAEL GEORGIAN’S song Televised is more easily playable. Icy vocals over The Faint-esque electronic beats make this a into a good early evening easng into the bar/club track. 

On other tracks MUSH is ‘just’ another scruffy sweet little band but on the downtempo Get on Yer Soapbox there’s a little bit of Pavement wonkie-ness and a twist which could work after a fast-paced totally different type of track. 

You’d be hard-pushed to play other songs from NUKULUK in a club but Ooh Ah might just do the job. Somewhere to the left of grime and to the right of Slowthai (not so far removed those two) you find the experimental beats with raw raps over the top from this new name. 

REMEMBER SPORTS is interestingly enough one of the first female fronted bands which we find highly dance-able. More rambling punk rocky like Courtney Barnett’s swinging sister than anything else we love the way the vocals switch to higher registers during the chorus of Get Bummed Out. Very exciting! Tune! Magnapop is never far away either. 

SNAYX is different than a lot of other bands on offer here. At first you think their sound is quite commercial, shortly after they seem quite uncompromising again, but holding your attention is never a problem. Body Language starts out mid-tempo, then speeds up, False Friends has grunge undertones and is so dynamic we see potential too. Both songs work for a different demographic though. And Deranged sounds like a post-grunge hit which could propel them to stadium like proportions.  

In a loose jazzy, soulful kinda way ST. ARNAUD is a good song to close the night with. Strangely enough a bit like Amy Winehouse if she’d quit drugs and continued living. Quite freeform so not an obvious tune, but it’s tu-du-du’s are pretty sing-a-long though and these song have a bohemian hummable quality to them with begged for inclusion. 

Not everything from TREEBOY & ARC should be included in our Dancefloor-oriented selection of the LotD-line-up, but The Condor’s electronic throbbing rhythms have a definite groove to them which makes you nod your head and tap your feet. 

WARM GRAVES do what it says on the tin because their death disco with Joy Division dry ice computerized new beat grooves are pretty cool to dance the musolini to in the post-post-modern bat cave of the twenties. 

Finally, Spanish influences! YAWNERS write good choruses and Suena Mejor has a strangely poppy feel to it while The Friend Song is more straightforward but catchy as fuck too. And pretty feelgood when you come to think of it. We need bands like Yawners. Yay! 

Stop-start rhythms combined with freewheeling garage-like guitar-solo’s is what ODD COUPLE is all about on track Haste Strom, haste Licht. So we put them in our daring dancers only section, but then, a bit later, we heard Dübelmann and that is a Pop Hit if ever we heard one. And one knows writing a German language international hit ain’t easy, but if Falco could do it, why not give Odd Couple all the green lights available. Dear lord, what an accidental Pop Tune! 

LIIEK’s Object is another one of those tunes which according to radio playlisters nation wide won’t work, but secretly does. No non-sense, to the point, clocking in at 2 minutes and 21 seconds, it’s so tight it becomes boppable like the The Rakes and John Lydon thrown in a blender until some odd but catchy bastard cocktail arrives. 

HACHIKU’s I’ll probably be Asleep is the type of track Arnold KAH usually doesn’t get, but Jael KAH loves. Subtle electronic warbles with added Grimes like vocals. Spooky, dreamy and lovely. But Jael was the one who was asleep while Arnold came up with these texts so how you can explain a music theory if you don’t ‘get it’ is a bit odd….anyhow, Hachiku is a name to remember. Could be selling out shows on its own before you know it.  

BOYO was in the B-section of this KAH-selection out of the Left of the Dial line-up judged on danceability because at first we thought they could only turn dancefloor-fähig with a remix, because the original versions are slightly too laidback for that. We wrote: Nothing wrong with a stony, stripped down version of Mgmt flirting with a psychedelic Ariel Pink. Until we heard the later added funky Way Back Machine which sounds like the remixed themselves into dancefloor territory. Nice one!  

Similarly HOTEL LUX is ‘wasting their lives away’ on Eddie’s Gaff which accent-wise is not far removed from Art Brut, but they’re probably singing about another Eddie than the Argos one. Tabloid Newspaper is the hookier than thou tune which makes them suddenly ready for the Indie Schmindie dancefloor.  

Pig Fat is the stand-out song from THE WIFE GUYS OF REDDIT (Good bandname too!). Hectic punkrock late night dancing. Like we do all the time, but people who drink less than 5 drinks in a row probably won’t understand it’s ideal moving & shaking to this. 

Closing off section A for now with Who by MY UGLY CLEMENTINE. Half jangly, half college rocky, always sweet & charming. Great vocals added to a song which somehow can’t get out of your head anymore if you heard it only once. Heartfelt hit for a better world!  

Kiss All Hipsters djs Jael and Arnold curated a special playlist for us. They picked the songs from the current line-up that they felt most suitable for the dancefloor. Not only that, they also took the time to write down what they liked about those bands.

See you on the dancefloor!



BEIGE BANQUET can become the Bloc Party meets Devo band of this edition of Left of the Dial. Robotic repetitive rhythms & likewise vocals in songs which grab you by the throat and which seem made for the alternative dancefloor. Both Wired/Weird & Awake have a similar type of infectious hooks which make you bop along.

BROOKE COMBE has total breakthrough potential, we can even imagine not playing Miss Me Now anymore because it has become such a huge daytime radio hit.

THE BUG CLUB is lyrically our favorite. They write songs with the sort of against the grain thoughts with which big metropolis inhabiting misfits can easily identify. Cool like the Velvet Underground with some Feelies shuffles involved and so chockful with one-liners you wanna sing along that standing upfront at their live-show is a must.

DEADLETTER will do well with a crowd which likes catchy melodies combined with declaiming vocals. Standing still ain’t an option. Fall of the Big Screen is the future hit.

EADES has the type of upbeat guitar songs which are scruffy enough for the cool kids, yet so accessible and instantly catchy that ‘the ones who don’t understand’ won’t walk away from the floor either. Present in the Moment is the best example of KAH-approved theory.

Following our crazy name dropping nature we felt inclined to say Modern England by HALLAN works in an early Elvis-era (their song, not the king you silly) These New Puritans kinda way. Not the easiest one, but so anthemic it could grow into an in the know hit.

HIGHSCHOOL sometimes jangles along like a younger nephew of The Drums with some Stone Roses-y rhythms but has more electronic undertones too. Their tune Forever at Last suddenly made us realise that right after the break.

Dj’s in their right mind shouldn’t include Phonecalls on my Deathbed by LASSIE in their Dancefloor-list, but if everyone is drunk enough, these hectic & messy post-punk melodies with added sirens and distortion could work on our Utopian (or for some Dystopian) dancefloor. Eat dust softies!

MICHAEL GEORGIAN’S song Televised is more easily playable. Icy vocals over The Faint-esque electronic beats make this a into a good early evening easng into the bar/club track.

On other tracks MUSH is ‘just’ another scruffy sweet little band but on the downtempo Get on Yer Soapbox there’s a little bit of Pavement wonkie-ness and a twist which could work after a fast-paced totally different type of track.

You’d be hard-pushed to play other songs from NUKULUK in a club but Ooh Ah might just do the job. Somewhere to the left of grime and to the right of Slowthai (not so far removed those two) you find the experimental beats with raw raps over the top from this new name.

REMEMBER SPORTS is interestingly enough one of the first female fronted bands which we find highly dance-able. More rambling punk rocky like Courtney Barnett’s swinging sister than anything else we love the way the vocals switch to higher registers during the chorus of Get Bummed Out. Very exciting! Tune! Magnapop is never far away either.

SNAYX is different than a lot of other bands on offer here. At first you think their sound is quite commercial, shortly after they seem quite uncompromising again, but holding your attention is never a problem. Body Language starts out mid-tempo, then speeds up, False Friends has grunge undertones and is so dynamic we see potential too. Both songs work for a different demographic though. And Deranged sounds like a post-grunge hit which could propel them to stadium like proportions.

In a loose jazzy, soulful kinda way ST. ARNAUD is a good song to close the night with. Strangely enough a bit like Amy Winehouse if she’d quit drugs and continued living. Quite freeform so not an obvious tune, but it’s tu-du-du’s are pretty sing-a-long though and these song have a bohemian hummable quality to them with begged for inclusion.

Not everything from TREEBOY & ARC should be included in our Dancefloor-oriented selection of the LotD-line-up, but The Condor’s electronic throbbing rhythms have a definite groove to them which makes you nod your head and tap your feet.

WARM GRAVES do what it says on the tin because their death disco with Joy Division dry ice computerized new beat grooves are pretty cool to dance the musolini to in the post-post-modern bat cave of the twenties.

Finally, Spanish influences! YAWNERS write good choruses and Suena Mejor has a strangely poppy feel to it while The Friend Song is more straightforward but catchy as fuck too. And pretty feelgood when you come to think of it. We need bands like Yawners. Yay!

Stop-start rhythms combined with freewheeling garage-like guitar-solo’s is what ODD COUPLE is all about on track Haste Strom, haste Licht. So we put them in our daring dancers only section, but then, a bit later, we heard Dübelmann and that is a Pop Hit if ever we heard one. And one knows writing a German language international hit ain’t easy, but if Falco could do it, why not give Odd Couple all the green lights available. Dear lord, what an accidental Pop Tune!

LIIEK’s Object is another one of those tunes which according to radio playlisters nation wide won’t work, but secretly does. No non-sense, to the point, clocking in at 2 minutes and 21 seconds, it’s so tight it becomes boppable like the The Rakes and John Lydon thrown in a blender until some odd but catchy bastard cocktail arrives.

HACHIKU’s I’ll probably be Asleep is the type of track Arnold KAH usually doesn’t get, but Jael KAH loves. Subtle electronic warbles with added Grimes like vocals. Spooky, dreamy and lovely. But Jael was the one who was asleep while Arnold came up with these texts so how you can explain a music theory if you don’t ‘get it’ is a bit odd….anyhow, Hachiku is a name to remember. Could be selling out shows on its own before you know it.

BOYO was in the B-section of this KAH-selection out of the Left of the Dial line-up judged on danceability because at first we thought they could only turn dancefloor-fähig with a remix, because the original versions are slightly too laidback for that. We wrote: Nothing wrong with a stony, stripped down version of Mgmt flirting with a psychedelic Ariel Pink. Until we heard the later added funky Way Back Machine which sounds like the remixed themselves into dancefloor territory. Nice one!

Similarly HOTEL LUX is ‘wasting their lives away’ on Eddie’s Gaff which accent-wise is not far removed from Art Brut, but they’re probably singing about another Eddie than the Argos one. Tabloid Newspaper is the hookier than thou tune which makes them suddenly ready for the Indie Schmindie dancefloor.

Pig Fat is the stand-out song from THE WIFE GUYS OF REDDIT (Good bandname too!). Hectic punkrock late night dancing. Like we do all the time, but people who drink less than 5 drinks in a row probably won’t understand it’s ideal moving & shaking to this.

Closing off section A for now with Who by MY UGLY CLEMENTINE. Half jangly, half college rocky, always sweet & charming. Great vocals added to a song which somehow can’t get out of your head anymore if you heard it only once. Heartfelt hit for a better world!