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Klangstof at Haldern Pop Festival 2017.
Klangstof at Haldern Pop Festival 2017.
Background information
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
Years active2015 (2015)–present
  • Koen van de Wardt
  • Wannes Salome
  • Erik Buschmann

Klangstof is a Dutch indie rock band composed of Koen van de Wardt, Wannes Salome and Erik Buschmann. The band is based in Amsterdam and signed to Mind of a Genius.[1]


Koen van de Wardt (born 30 May 1992) grew up in a remote area in Norway, where he taught himself how to play and record. After moving to Amsterdam in 2013 to join Dutch indie band Moss, he also started releasing music as Klangstof.[2][1]

Klangstof was confirmed to play Coachella 2017 as the first Dutch band ever to play the festival.[3]


Klangstof is a combination of the Norwegian word for "reverb" ("Klang"), and the Dutch word for "dust" ("Stof").[4][5]


Studio albums:

  • Close Eyes To Exit (2016)
  • The Noise You Make Is Silent (2020) [6]

The tracks Hostage, We are your receiver, Amansworld and Island off their debut record were released as singles.[7][8]

Extended Plays:

  • Everest (2017)


  1. ^ a b "Interview: KLANGSTOF". Stoney Roads. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  2. ^ "3voor12 - Koen van de Wardt (Klangstof): ´Het was best wel kut om terug te komen naar Nederland´ - 3voor12". 3voor12 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ "Klangstof is de eerste Nederlandse band OOIT op Coachella". NPO 3FM Serious Radio (in Dutch). Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  4. ^ "Klangstof – "Island" (". Stereogum. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ "When the dust settles: Klangstof". DIY. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  6. ^ "New Noise: Klangstof". 2019-02-19.
  7. ^ "After His Striking Track 'Hostage', Klangstof Returns With Two New Songs". NME. 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  8. ^ "Norway's Klangstof share woozy indie pop gem "We Are Your Receiver" — listen". Consequence of Sound. 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2017-02-15.

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