New Music Of The Day: Toothless – Kairos

Toothless is Ed Nash from Bombay Bicycle Club, and so far his output has been splendid. Debut track ‘Terra’ was mixed by TV On The Radio and Beach House producer Chris Coady, and sounded inventive and wistful.

The follow-up arrives today. Called ‘Kairos’, Nash told us about its long gestation, having originally begun life six long years ago at Glastonbury:

“‘Kairos’ has existed in various forms for the past six years. I wrote the main melody in our [Bombay Bicycle Club’s] dressing room, behind the John Peel stage at Glastonbury in 2010, but it was only last year that I fully finished the song off.”


Nash also confirmed there’s a solo album on the way under his Toothless moniker, saying: “All of the songs written for the eventual debut record as Toothless touch on the idea of the passing of time. In ‘Kairos’ I wanted to look at the idea of our lives having a peak, and the point of realisation when we have had that time and we can’t get it back. ‘Kairos’ is the Ancient Greek word for the supreme moment.”

Listen to ‘Kairos’ below. The track is released as the flipside to ‘Terra’, which is out through Transgressive Records/ParadYse Records on May 13.

Toothless plays London’s Moth Club on May 17. He also makes the journey to The Great Escape on May 19 in Brighton, playing Coalition at 8:30pm.