Tag: Kongos

Live: Kongos @ Islington Academy, London.

American rhythm specialists Kongos brought their mighty and fascinating sound to London. On the day after the US presidential election in which Donald J Trump was chosen as the 45th President of the USA, they rocked into town in a shocked state. They are all brothers and share the family name, Kongos. In their stage shows the band are happy to include their many influences whether it be kwaito dance from South Africa or qawwali from Pakistan and their music does take in a lot of global styles and beats. It is easy to make comparisons with others who have done...

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Vision: Kongos, Take It From Me

Following two successful years on the road supporting 2014’s breakout  album Lunatic, Kongos returned home in late 2015 with a bevy of ideas. The guys wrote initial demos separately and convened at Tokoloshe Studios, their full-scale production studio located in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. While sharing ideas, they collectively realized a thematic commonality, which would eventually inform the creation of Egomaniac, a new album packed with thirteen exciting tracks. These range from the blues guitar-driven accordion shuffle of I Don’t Mind, which instantly became a live favorite, to the skittering electronics and sharp commentary on Autocorrect and the epic send-off at the heart of Look...

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