Kimono Loco

FRESH: ‘Big Boy’ – Kimono Loco

London based Electro-Pop band Kimono Loco release their new single “Big Boy” on 31st August

by Christopher Smith

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“Big Boy” is a playful 80’s inspired pop joint replete with snappy baselines, a riot of synths it’s about growing up and being able to have an adult relationship, the vocals that could be lifted from the 1975’s playbook.” – God Is In the TVzine – Track Of The Week

Kimono Loco share ecstatic single “Big Boy” on August 31st via Nothing Important Records. The single is the first lifted from their upcoming and highly anticipated EP. Produced by none other than acclaimed Irish producer and Westwood Studios engineer, Shane Shanahan (Kygo, Scott Walker, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Frank Ocean & more), alongside the band’s own vocalist James Hofbauer, it’s sure to exceed any emitting expectation! Receiving airplay from hosts such as Bishop FM, the band has also received radio play from various smaller stations across the London.

South London-based, and formerly known as Regions, they performed for the first time in a small west London pub in 2014. Kimono Loco then shed their undecided skin and came into fruition being through the unexpected encounter of long-lost friends James Hofbauer, who handles vocals, Alejo Sonnenberg who plays drums, Chris Godfrey on guitar and Luke Hamlin playing bass-guitar. After some tweaking and adjustments, Kimono Loco was finally a fully fledged force, continuing to develop and hone their undeniable skills as musicians; dabbling in all forms of sound; from indie-rock to new-wave, funk and dance to disco – all merged into constant conversation through their deeply-rooted pop sensibilities. The band has since been performing all over, even supporting indie-pop quartet Corella at 93 Feet East, a famous London nightclub in May 2018.

Influenced by acts such as Fleetwood Mac, Genesis/ Phil Collins and Michael Jackson who are known for incorporating extensive elements from genres of the 80’s and 90’s such such Synth-Pop, or New-Wave etc, Kimono Loco’s eclectic and genre-bending sound could best likened to an array of artists such as The 1975, The Neighbourhood, The Temper Trap and Kygo.

Kimono Loco’s slick new single “Big Boy” is an elevating, enthralling and uplifting excursion through what might be an exclusive look into the trials and tribulations of growing up. Consistently fresh vocals and 80’s infused-synth action all sit atop, precise, solid drum work, deep basslines and playful guitar hooks, making it increasingly difficult not to hit repeat over and over.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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