Rangleklods has taken a few different forms through the years. Originally starting out as Esben Nørskov Andersen’s solo project, Rangleklods morphed into a duo with Pernille Smith-Siversten for their 2015 Tambourhinoceros debut, Straitjacket.
Rangleklods debuted with the EP Home, from which the single “Young and Dumb” was described by NME as “...something truly brilliant, hypnotic, warped and alien sounding all at once”. Shortly after, the debut album Beekeeper (2012) was released to great praise among the media and Rangleklods’ growing fanbase.
Embracing both astounding complexity in their productions and a sense of immediacy in their approach to songwriting, Rangleklods have earned themselves a rapidly growing fanbase.
The duo's sources of inspiration are as diverse as their own music. Their one-of-a-kind sound shows traces inspiration from Burial's evocative industrial soundscapes, David Bowie's self-exploration and interrogation, Brian Eno's production, David Byrne's ferocity, Caribou’s ability to unite the electronic and the organic, and even Alanis Morissette’s vulnerability and 90’s harmonic sensibility.
Straitjacket (2015) is the product of two years of writing, with the duo’s disparate influences colliding and synthesizing a new incarnation of Rangleklods.
The duo have been one of the most consistently internationally touring Danish bands for several years, with notable performances at European festivals such as Roskilde, Sziget, Ja Ja Ja Festival, MS Dockville, Europavox and many more.
These days, Rangleklods is once again Esben’s solo project while Pernille performs under the Blondage moniker.