Erin K is Erin Kleh and just a few years ago she picked up a guitar and began writing autobiographical songs that earned her a reputation in the London anti-folk scene. One of the hottest bands on London's anti-folk scene, Erin K performs a range of quirky, honest and heartfelt songs. She has developed her own style of folk, with songs touching upon subjects like sex dolls, hybrid animals, relationships and food.
She recently performed at both the Olympics and Paralympics, and also played a solo show at the Edinburgh Festival. She has headlined many of London's must-do venues, including Union Chapel and Bush Hall. Her first single, "Coins" was hand picked as Huw Stephens' BBC Introducing Tip of The Week. She was the first unsigned act to be played on Nihal's Review Show on BBC1, and has had airplay on 6Music with Tom Robinson, BBC London, Absolute Radio and Kerrang and was The Guardians' Band of the Day #1,111. She is currently finishing up her first album and has big plans for 2013!
Sometimes funny, but never a comedy band, sometimes sad, but never melancholic. With harmonies that will send a shiver down your spine, lyrics that always hit a spot, tunes you'll be singing for weeks after and an incredible stage performance, this is a band that has to be experienced live at least once.
Billed as anti-folk (I'm still yet to meet anyone who can explain what that means) I was skeptical they'd be any good, but I was blown away. The set was filled with well observed songs that at times had brilliant comedic value. I was left grinning from ear to ear" - Dan O, XFM Radio DJ
It's rare that I hear something that makes me go WTF!?!! But these guys definitely inspired that reaction in me, in a really good way. Telling personal, uncomplicated stories over pretty tunes in an understated and very cool manner. Talented song writers and beautiful tones/harmonies…" - ALEX BAKER, KERRANG! RADIO/ Q RADIO
"An R-rated Pam Ayres for Generation Y." The Guardian
"Filthy-mouthed indie darling!"- NME
"Witty, humorous, and a breath of fresh air…It's a great example that even though femail voices can be angelic, these women are real women; they feel emotions like love and lust like the rest of us and aren't afraid to sing about them…" - Mary Chang, There Goes the Fear
"We've all been beautifully mesmerised here in the studio. Beautiful" - Nihal, Radio 1 Review Show
"An underground Kate Nash sound with a vocal reminiscent of Suzanne Vega…I could see their record becoming a permanent coffee table favourite" - Viki Blight, Absolute Radio
"Engaging quirkiness" - Gary Crowley, BBC London
"It reminds me of early Suzanne Vega vibe wise with more of the wit that Kirsty McColl used to bring to things - there is definitely some decent humour to be had…" 0 Steven Bained, Unsigned Band Review
"I want to hear more stuff like this, the jolly folky funny kind of stuff which mixes childish simplicity into real life, turning it upside down and inside out with its sheer eccentricity. In short: truly, madly deepy fantastic." - Dave Knight, Altsounds
Erin K’s tracks