Artist of the day: KLIK
In 2006, Stephanie Monty and Chrissy Paolillo of St. Petersburg's KLIK won a nationwide "Best Unsigned Band" contest sponsored by Rolling Stone, and appeared in the magazine's collectible 1,000th issue. But they didn't rest on their laurels.
The group has shared the stage with artists like Evanescence and the Fray, and their pop-rock sound has continued to evolve following 2007's We Are Saints. The band recently holed up in California to record their follow-up, American Girls, with producer Sylvia Massy (Tool's Undertow), a partner of Rick Rubin. With the album finished, the band has begun label-shopping.
One track from the album, Eyeliner, is as catchy as anything you're likely to hear from the Veronicas. "We definitely got a little bit more pop," said Paolillo. "Before, it was a lot darker. It still has a lot of dark elements to it."
KLIK (with Ilyn Knapik on bass and Eric Bice on drums) will play a show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hot Topica at the Gulfview Mall in New Port Richey. And on Friday, KLIK is performing at Bourbon Street in New Port Richey with Sister Kill Cycle. Tickets are $8.
Click here to check out KLIK's dark, catchy American Girl. And for more on the band's Rolling Stone contest win, hop into the wayback machine and read this story.