A week before the official release of their debut album Bonito Generation, due October 21st via Double Denim Records, Kero Kero Bonito are streaming the album via Hype Machine. The band began their tour of North America this week, which will continue throughout the month with a final stop at Sound on Sound Festival at the beginning of November.
About Kero Kero Bonito:
We’re KKB. We make music for the whole world.
In January 2013, Sarah saw an advert for a rapper on an internet bulletin board. She applied and South London inter-school music friends Gus and Jamie agreed she was the best. We made a mixtape that Double Denim liked so much they had to release it again and then we toured round the globe.
Sarah’s mum comes from Japan and her dad comes from England, so she treats her parent languages as one. Gus and Jamie program MIDI modules for fun and study international pop charts weekly. We picked the name just because it has a nice ring to it.
We have some pretty good songs like “Flamingo” (body-positive cartoon flute R&B) and “Sick Beat” (gamer girl power rap bass). Global corporations like Adidas and Topshop recognise the stylish competitive edge Kero Kero Bonito bring to classic brands. We played at an old folks’ home once.
Now we’ve finished our debut album, and it’s turned out just how we wanted.
Kero Kero Bonito
Double Denim Records
October 21st 2016
1. Waking Up
2. Heard A Song
4. Fish Bowl
5. Big City
8. Try Me
11. Picture This
12. Hey Parents
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
10/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/21 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/27- Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/28 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
10/30 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Coda
11/5 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/4-6 – McDade, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival