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"click music review"

"The words arena fillers would come to mind, if there wasn’t something so damn intimate going on here too. From the word go 'Retrogress' is out to make you think Feeder, early-U2 and Maximo Park. Big riffs for a big tune, personally delivered with the kind of heartfelt emotion that should surely signify something special has emerged from a UK scene lacking in ’proper’ breakthrough rock." -

"Sunday Mail Review"

"This debut EP of four songs gives an early listen of a promising new three-piece from Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire. With sounds of Radiohead and Muse especially on Retrogress and Summit, it’s big expansive indie rock with standout vocals." - Sunday Mail

"legendary acts put on a show on the second day of Rhythm Festival"

Rhythm Festival 2011 review
Monday 5th September 2011

Bedford band Kilto Take opened the indoor Albone stage on Sunday afternoon to an audience of 5 people if you need a barometer of what hey were like by the time they finished their set there were around 200 in attendance, people who dropped in to check them out ended up staying. They played a brilliant gig, and managed to pull in a large crowd and keep it.
- efestivals


Kilto Take experienced a rapid rise to attention befitting their disciplined approach to their sound, a combination of musicality and epic indie, drawing ‘as good as’ comparisons to Muse, U2 and Joy Division. After little more than four months, and their second live date, they were signed to Medical Records. Following the remarkable debut EP, they attracted a devoted following in the UK and abroad, and headline gigs at venues like The Cavern Club and O2 Academy. They are in the studio this summer, taking a break from the festival slots, to record a debut album that already has ‘breakthrough’ written all over it - MUSIC WEEK


Ava - Single (medical Records) 2010
Debut - EP (Medical Records) 2011
Retrogress - Single (medical Records) 2011



Three musical catalysts collide by chance, like some audio-laboratory experiment gone wrong. After the smoke has cleared, what's left is a volatile compound of commanding guitars and regimented percussion.

Seemingly by chance, Kilto Take have experienced a rapid rise to attention befitting their disciplined approach to music. A band for little more than four months, Kilto Take garnered label interest and after their eighth live date were signed to Medical Records. This relentless pace of change, only equalled in the tempo of their tracks, shows no more signs of stopping than the band's determination to perfect their distinctly British flavour.

"Somehow we've reached a happy medium," says Jon Crosby, lead guitarist and singer, when asked about how the outfit came to be. Once an avid drummer, there's a constant interest in pushing boundaries inherent in the man who likes to stay in touch with modern sounds, and provides the soaring riffs, and heartfelt vocals that punctuate and dominate Kilto Take's wholly epic sound.

It's a contrast to Karl Grant, who spends much of his time listening to past heroes. And the differences don't stop there; the pair were originally far from the good friends they are today. Surprising, then, that Karl wound up playing bass with the band, despite never having played bass before. A lack of tradition means he refuses to adhere to the bassist's norms, and results in his low notes taking listeners ever higher.

But it was only a chance meeting at a local rehearsal studio that finally completed this powerful indie rock line-up. To mirror this accidental history, drummer Lee James Spavins started out on guitar, before moving into percussion and coming into his own. With militant precision he holds court and propels each track forward, adding nothing without cause to allow every instrument, note and snare be felt in full, devastating effect.