Artist Review: Kero Kero Bonito

KKB is curating the sound of the future

by Chance Eller / Garnet & Black

Kero Kero Bonito is a band that almost defies explanation. 

The group has roots in Korea and England, and they have been pushing the bounds of indie-pop since 2013, though they’ve always had a way of curating the sound of the future. Hearing them play live is no different, as they effortlessly jump between the disparate energies of synth-pop hits like Flamingo and experimental alt-rock jams like Only Acting. 

Watching them perform was a personal treat for me, but the enthusiasm of the crowd far exceeded my own, with people from all walks of life enjoying the pure chaos of a show that paid no mind at all to traditional music conventions.

Sarah Bonito and her gang of pop saboteurs have a way of creating a unique musical landscape that not many other bands can achieve. Personally, I consider them to be one of the most exciting new acts in the industry today and judging from their current trajectory, I see their influence growing exponentially in the coming years.