Kristin Kontrol: 2016
Kristin Kontrol at WFUV (photo by Veronica Moyer)
For the better part of the last decade, Kristin Welchez has fronted the L.A. band Dum Dum Girls. When she sat down to write her next album, Welchez wanted to venture into new territory. After some trial and error, the songs took shape. A new direction and persona for her music followed with the evolution of Kristin Kontrol.
The songs on the new album, X-Communicate, are more pop-based with synths and other sounds Welchez hasn’t explored before. Listen in for a conversation with Welchez about the new Kristin Kontrol album, her initial struggles songwriting, and some of the record’s influences. Also, there's a great live set with her band too.