www.thekillvankulls.com http://www.facebook.com/Thekillvankulls https://twitter.com/thekillvankulls ‘WOODEN HEART EP’ OUT NOW! Released through Manchester’s newest independent record label, simply entitled ‘Label’, The Kill Van Kulls begin 2013 with a vibrant slice of unabashed Pop to announce their latest EP. Recorded with Tim Hampton in his own Sheffield studio, this four track EP demonstrates a clear maturation within The Kill Van Kulls’ sound. With a very strong emphasis on galvanizing melodies, strong hooks, and anthemic choruses, ‘Wooden Heart’ provides a concentrated insight into a developing mastery over the key ingredients of what makes Pop music so universally appreciated. Lead vocalist Gareth Bartlett states that the EP was crafted with a steadfast vision of the band performing this music on a large festival stage, particularly ‘in the hour or so of dusk, just as the sun sets and you’re in that mindset of total communality’. In this vein The Kill Van Kulls have created ‘Wooden Heart’ as a projected look forward to the huge spaces that their music can be truly understood in. However while the structure may be that of Pop, weaved within the EP are themes of loss and rejuvenation, producing a pervading edge of melancholy. Originating from very striking moments in Bartlett’s life, Wooden Heart details an isolating struggle and eventual realised reintegration. From this Bartlett hopes listeners will be able to realise a shared understanding, as ‘Wooden Heart reflects some of the pains we go through in life, and hopefully their eventual resolutions.