Kero Kero Bonito seems to be having quite the time blowing up. Since their E.P.’s caught the eyes of the globe and they released their full length Time ‘n’ Place last year, they’ve been on a tear to keep going and releasing new material. Now with their new 7″ out in early May, they’ve shared the songs digitally and they’re definitely ear candy.
With “Swimming” all of the intriguing pop goodness the band creates is only personified more by the vocals that almost stick to your ribs. Employing a more instrument based sound over the synth heavy sounds of their past, the song may remind you in some ways of music that Lush made twenty years ago. There’s no lifting here though as this is all Kero Kero Bonito, and the bridge is purely wonderful in how it comes across. On “The Open Road,” things are definitely catchy and upbeat. There’s a magic in how this band can bring brightness from the gloomy weather of London with ease, complete with horns that will lift you up.
You can stream Swimming/The Open Road on all streaming sites, you can purchase it digitally in all digital store fronts, or you can pick it up directly from Polyvinyl Records digitally or pre-order it on a limited run ocean blue vinyl before its release on May 08. Kero Kero Bonito is back on the road beginning March 01 in Paris, FR at Point Ephemere until July 13 in Bilbao, ES at Bilbao BBK Live. A complete listing of their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Derek Rathbun.