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Killaflaw

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Killaflaw consists of Benn Helm (vocals, guitar) and Andy Paton (keyboards, trumpet). In 2008, Killaflaw gained critical acclaim from BBC’s Tom Robinson, Kerrang!’s Emma Scott and XFM’s Eddy Temple-Morris. Temple-Morris stated that the band are “the missing link between Soundgarden and The Prodigy” and continues to vigorously support them. This was manifest when ‘Revolution’ won XFM’s Demo of the Year award for 2008. They also won an award with Liverpool’s Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and were selected by Fran Healy of Travis to appear on the EP ‘Play. Stop. Rewind.

They have garnered praise from The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett, who is a fan of the band and have also collaborated with Shunda K of Yo!Majesty, Losers, Ed Cosens of Reverend and the Makers amongst others. Killaflaw have gigged alongside the likes of Chase and Status, The Whip, Japanese Popstars, Losers, Alabama 3 and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital. The key festival performance of 2009 was The Secret Garden Party in July, which was described as one of the highlights of the event. The band successfully completed its first official UK tour in October 2009, including showcase MTV, BBC and Filter Magazine shows.

In November 2009, Killaflaw released Set Me On Fire on A Perfect Noise. It reached the number 1 spots in the US DMC Main Chart and House Chart and stayed there for several weeks. Techno legends Utah Saints also produced an exclusive remix of this track.

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