Another Lazy Interview. #HaterzStayBack
But in all seriousness, a trio of very nice musicmakers making unique music step up to the plate and hit three over-the-fence home runs. Yes, it's Kero Kero Bonito (or KKB as you are quite at liberty to say)! This 3-piece are doing good things for music. Why? How? Well they make a kind of pop music, a weaving together of gleefully pedestrian bilingual rap, minimalist drum machine dancehall, and cutesy melodies: something they've tagged "ultrapop" and something that I doubt you've ever truly heard before. You may've heard incubative versions of it, but nothing like this. No no no.
They dropped their debut mixtape / album Intro Bonito last year, and made it freely available, but NOW they are releasing it on Monday, officials, on nifty record label Double Denim. I talked about the first offering from that mixtape (which is now strangely the LATEST track to be taken from the album) called 'Sick Beat' – a great introduction to the wonderful world of KKB, and interesting in that Sarah raps about playing or, actually, being sick at videogames, with the line "It's often said, I should get some girly hobbies instead" just about summing up the unfortunate opinion of the general populace (probably). GAMES FOR EVERYONE is what we say.
There's also a very fun video for call-and-response style track 'Kero Kero Bonito' – super colourful and nicely random, why not watch it?
Anyway they're just about blowing up right now, and with the album being released on Monday, what else is there to do but be dunked concisely into the "playful/strange" swimming pool that is KKB as they collectively quickfire-answer these damn lazy questions of ours.
Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do?
We’re KKB, we’re from everywhere and we do our homework.
Why did you decide to start creating music?
Because the youth of today need a political voice!!!!!!!
How would you describe your sound? What makes you and your style stand out?
Bilingual schoolyard dancehall. Bilingual schoolyard dancehall.
Is there a perfect time and place for listening to your music?
iTunes, any time.
What inspires you most when writing a song?
Cats, dogs etc.
What is your most memorable musical experience?
We played at a local hall and the old people were dancing in a ring.
What are your favourite three songs at the moment?
Sarah: Chibi-Tech – Moe Moe Kyunstep (PART II - キュン -)
Jamie: Danny L Harle – All The Time
Gus: Pa’s Lam System – Like A Lady
Who do you most admire in the music world?
Jack Thomas and Hari Ashurst-Venn.
In your opinion, what is the future of music?
What's the future of your music - what do you hope to do next?
More chords – world tour.
What, aside from music, is most important to you?
Social media presence.
- DO download Kero Kero Bonito's mixtape Intro Bonito on Monday. Massively worth it ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
- Also check out a load of other artists answering questions in the Lazy Interview series.