Former Dum Dum Girls leader Kristin Welchez has shed her Dee Dee moniker and is set to release her debut studio album under the name of Kristin Kontrol. Debut single and title track “X-Communicate” is a world away from the rock of Dum Dum Girls and is a shimmering and bold pop gem.
Describing the album Welchez said: "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."
If you cite those as your early infulences you were never going to end up with a pop record that wasn't perfect.
X-Communicate will be released on 27 May by Sub Pop Records.