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Electro-pop band Kimo Loco has just released their latest single Big Boy’ via God Is In The TVzine. The single, which was produced by acclaimed producer and Westwood Studios engineer, Shane Shanahan (Kygo, Scott Walker, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Frank Ocean), alongside vocalist James Hofbauer, is sure to exceed any emitting expectation!
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 ‘80s and ‘90s 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 ‘80s 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.
On the latest single “Big Big”, Kimono Loco comment: “‘Big Boy’ is our most ridiculous track yet, and we wouldn't have it any other way. You can hear much more of the 80's in this EP and that's something you can expect from us in the future.”
Kimono Loco - Big Boy