Clue to Kalo

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Clue to Kalo
Origin Adelaide, South Australia
Genres Folktronica, Ambient
Years active 1999–present
Labels Mush Records
Associated acts Super Science
Website Clue to Kalo on MySpace
Members Mark Mitchell
Ellen Carey

Clue to Kalo is a Folktronica band from Adelaide, South Australia, featuring Mark Mitchell and a revolving cast of supporting musicians. Clue To Kalo’s initial commercial success came in the US through LA-based Mush Records. [1] They were featured in Spin as Artist of the Day in September 2005. [2] Lily Perdida, released 20 January 2009, has received critical favor. [3] [4]


Adelaide's Clue to Kalo began as Mark Mitchell's solo recording project, piecing together samples and electronic instruments into "multilayered... homemade puzzle pop". [5] As the band developed into a full line-up, Mark continued to record the base tracks on his computer, allowing the other members to layer their contributions on top. [6] [7] Their 2005 release, One Way, It's Every Way, earned them a spot in that year's South by Southwest festival. [8] Clue to Kalo completed recording Lily Perdida in 2007, with Ellen Carey as a full-time member.

Mark has suspended his pursuit of a PhD in English Cultural Studies at a South Australian University to support the band full-time. [3]



  • 2003: Come Here When You Sleepwalk
  • 2005: One Way, It's Every Way
  • 2009: Lily Perdida


  • 2006: Man Who Took a Step Expecting a Stair But Instead Got Level Ground - Tour CD/Limited Edition 12" Picture Disc



  • 2005: "The Just is Enough"


  1. ^ Townsend, Rob (8 October 2008). "Bobbysix: Clue to Kalo Interview". Archived from the original on 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Simon, Julia (21 September 2005). "Artist of the Day: Clue to Kalo". Spin. 
  3. ^ a b "Clue to Kalo". Rave Magazine. 3 October 2008. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Clue to Kalo: Lily Perdida Review". AllMusic. 
  5. ^ Wallen, Doug (21 January 2009). "CD Review: Clue to Kalo, 'Lily Perdida'". Orange County Music. 
  6. ^ "Who the Bloody Hell are They?: Clue to Kalo". 22 October 2008. 
  7. ^ Simon, Julia (21 September 2005). "Artist of the Day: Clue to Kalo". Spin. 
  8. ^ "Mush Records: Clue to Kalo". 

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