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Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee shifts alliteration to Kristin Kontrol

By | Published on Monday 7 March 2016

Kristin Kontrol

Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee, aka Kristin Welchez, has unveiled the first track from her new project Kristin Kontrol. ‘X-Communicate’ is taken from her debut album under the name, out via Sub Pop on 27 May.

“For me as leader of Dum Dum Girls it felt very stoic and serious, and I am serious, but anyone who really knows me knows I’m silly, too; I smile a lot”, explains Welchez. “As the years went on, it was so weird that I kept so much of me out of what I was doing creatively”.

On her inspiration for the music, she says: “The first music I really identified as my own was very poppy, classic 80s, from Debbie Gibson and Tiffany to Janet Jackson and Madonna. I didn’t want to make a record with typical rock vocals”.

But what does it sound like? Huh? Huh? Well, if you’ll just let me put this heavy SoundCloud player down, it sounds like this: