9/30/2019

KERO KERO BONITO Release Surprise EP Today - 'Civilisation I' Out NOW!

KERO KERO BONITO 
ANNOUNCE NEW CIVILISATION I EP 
OUT TODAY


NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK
(Photo Credit: Mia Sakai )

Kero Kero Bonito are back. After the release of Time ‘n’ Place last year, the London-based bilingual art-pop band have a new EP titled Civilisation I which is available today everywhere. The songs are the band’s most ambitious work to date and were written, produced and recorded in the bedroom of KKB’s Gus Lobban. The EP explores themes from religion to the apocalypse as well as immediate threats like social division and climate change. Lobban explains "If Time 'n' Place was about mixing up adolescent nostalgia, contemporary millennial malaise and the daunting near future, Civilisation I blows up that timeline to cover the ancient past of primitive man (myths, cave art and tribalism), the large-scale situation facing humanity in 2019 and the distant future, when humans have been wiped from the face of Earth."

Earlier this month they hinted at new music with the release of the epic song and video for “When The Fires Come.” Check out the song and video HERE

Kero Kero Bonito will be returning to the US next month for a major North American tour. All dates are listed below. 
Kero Kero Bonito - When the Fires Come
"When The Fires Come" Video
Tour Dates:
10/03 - Nashville, TN @ Basement East #
10/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West # [SOLD OUT]
10/04 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club*
10/05 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground # 
10/06 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall #
10/08 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
10/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
10/11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # [SOLD OUT]
10/12 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre #
10/13 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre #
10/15 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
10/16 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10/17 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre #
10/17 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village*
10/18 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre # 
10/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe #
10/22 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar #
10/24 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater #
10/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre # 
10/27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
10/29 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver #
10/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom #
10/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre 
11/01 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
11/02 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory 
11/03 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
11/05 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall #
11/06 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
11/07 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
11/08 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #
11/09 - New Orleans, LA @ The Republic #
11/10 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury #
11/12 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive #
11/13 - Orlando, FL @ The Social #
11/14 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum #
11/15 - Miami, FL @ Gramps
11/17 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital 
12/07 - Singapore, Singapore @ The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions
# w/ Negative Gemini
* Kero Kero Bonito DJ set featuring Kane West, WHARFWHIT, and more


Civilisation I EP Album Art -

Civilisation I EP Tracklisting:
1. Battle Lines
2. When The Fires Come
3. The River
Praise for Kero Kero Bonito:

"The trio adds indie rock and noise music to their electropop bread-and-butter, venturing into darker thematic territory." - The FADER

“On their sophomore album, the London trio animate songs about the complexity of memory and the promise of dreams with playful production choices” - Pitchfork

"The Open Road' is as giddy and gleeful as every KKB song, but like a lot of them, it’s also got a tinge of the bittersweet to it." - Stereogum

"...sticky sweet vocals...Even with [‘The Open Road’s’] vulnerable and sometimes wistful lyrics, the latest from KKB ends on a triumphant note. With shimmering, happy-go-lucky instrumentation throughout, the final stanza turns back to family and the personal desire to keep exploring."
Consequence of Sound

"There’s clarity, fun, and exhilarating experimentation within [Time ‘n’ Place]." - Noisey

"...existential themes and surrealistic textures..." - Bandcamp

"...wildly creatively sensibilities and melodic smarts." - Brooklyn Vegan

“On Time ‘N’ Place, Perry embraces a youthful mindset, pairing lyrics that harken back to childhood with glittering, chaotic synths." - Uproxx (20 Must-Hear Pop Albums of 2018)


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