Kitchenette – “If I Can Dance”


New single “If I Can Dance” marks a consuming return for Kitchenette, a 5-piece band whose previous release came in 2020 with the album Morning Pirouettes. Fronted by Chris O. Kikic, the band’s sound excels with a balance of hookiness and moodiness. The track precedes a new full-length, releasing in 2024.

“If I can dance, you can dance,” the vocals entice during the stellar chorus, where a hypnotic bass line and dazzling synth lines combine for an alluring sound alongside steady guitar jangles. The similarly compelling verses exude a fun ’80s nostalgia, bridging post-punk and pop/rock charm for an accessible success. “Come on, come on,” the vocals beckon into the central hook, tempting further replays with seamless stylishness. We’re firmly anticipating the band’s upcoming album.

The band writes the following:

“For a long time, during the covid and all, we lost the appetite for making new music. It al seemed so prospectless, but now we have tapped into a new stream of creativity and drive and are making and recording new music again. This track is the first one to be done, and it’s about jumping into the waters again, dancing even if you can’t dance, trying out new stuff and going for it. Being in the world and with the world!”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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