I basically morphed into the heart eyes emoji when I heard the Kero Kero Bonito tracks ‘Bonito Shopping’ and ‘Kero Kero Bonito’. Sarah, Gus and Jamie make up the super-cute London-based trio who bring together my favourite elements of new wave, new rave and J-pop. Hearing their music makes me instantly think of Crash Course in Science, Flying Lizards, Tom Tom Club, New Young Pony Club and CSS if they collaborated on a soundtrack for this Britney Spears Japanese candy commercial:
A photo of Kero Kero Bonito should really be one of those ‘This is relevant to my interests’ memes… Ah fuck it. I had to make one:
EAVESDROPPING ON KERO KERO BONITO
Who are you?
Wait, who are you?
Where are you from?
Nagoya, Otaru, Kenilworth, London.
What is unique about your local music scene?
Anglo–Japanese MCs drink lemonade with MIDI fans.
Describe your sound in three words. Go!
Bilingual schoolyard dancehall.
What makes you unique as an artist?
Everybody’s unique in their own special way right?
Have you heard any new music lately?
We heard lots at Eternal yesterday!
Got any recommendations?
Tell us a little about this release.
It has two songs about cats and dogs fighting.
What inspired the artwork for this track?
Do you like speech bubbles?
What’s the story behind the video?
Sarah made it all herself!
What else are you working on at the moment?
Our debut mixtape Intro Bonito is out on the 25th on Double Denim Records.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Everybody come to Jack at Powerlunches on August 16!
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