About Lonely Little Kitsch

…just another future song, lonely little kitsch.” – David Bowie “Diamond Dogs”

Lonely Little Kitsch is a two-piece alt-rock band from Niagara, Canada.

Making the most of the quarantine when the pandemic hit in 2020, Kristen Goetz and Nolan Jodes spent a lot of time creating songs together. The ease of making music together was hard to ignore, and it evolved into an alternative rock project without boundaries or expectations.

The release of their debut single, “The New Scene” caught an unexpected buzz for the duo, finding placement on CBC Radio across Canada, FM radio including 102.1 The Edge, and even a video feature for NHL games on Sportsnet.

Aside from Lonely Little Kitsch, Kris and Nolan run the music site From the Strait, as well as music PR and marketing through FTS PR. They’ve also recently launched their indie record label, Swear Word Records.

ABOUT THE SONG: “Monster” out on May 10th

A song about simple miscommunication, blown out of proportion.

When I first started writing the lyrics for “Monster”, it was mostly about how I can get easily frustrated and overwhelmed, and turn into something ugly. I’m not proud of it, but it’s accurate. But the more the song took shape, it became about how divided the world is right now, and how easily people turn on others. Just look at the comments section of any article or social media post, and you’ll see exactly what I mean. It’s a divisive time, and we’re seeing the worst in people. Even ourselves.

Musically, this came together a couple of years ago. Nolan was playing around on the guitar and came up with the main riff, and as I overheard it, the melody and words “I become a monster” just came out of nowhere. That’s usually how it happens.
– Kristen, Lonely Little Kitsch

What I like musically about “Monster” is really the simplicity – at its core it’s pretty much a four chord punk song. Pair it with Ian’s heavy hands on the drums and you’ve got a ripper! For me it shines brightest vocally. The melody is catchy and captures the transformative vibe of the lyrical content really well….this one is truly one of my favorite songs in the LLK catalogue.
– Nolan, Lonely Little Kitsch

Vocals: Kristen Goetz
Guitar/Bass/Vocals: Nolan Jodes
Drums: Ian Romano
Mix: Kenneth Roy Meehan
Master: Kristian Montano // Montano Mastering
Released on Swear Word Records

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For any more information on the artist, email pr@fromthestrait.com

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