Mashing together hip-hop, jazz and psych with smooth production from Kevin Parker, Koi Child is making waves. ‘1-5-9’ is a super chilled track that floats under hypnotic vocals and bass lines, lush keys and horn figures, and sounds like if Kamasi Washington, Tame Impala and Thundercat had a musical baby. The video was shot in Fremantle, the band’s hometown, and features the guys jamming out on sand dunes with some trippy animation flying around the screen.
Koi Child’s self-titled debut album is out March 18 via Pilerats Records. Catch them on tour this month around the country.
Friday 11 March – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
w/ Esese & Kashikoi
Sunday 13 March – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith VIC
Thursday 17 March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
w/ Esese & Benjamin Witt (solo)
Friday 18 March – The Brightside, Brisbane QLD
w/ Astro Travellers & Vulture St Tape Gang
Saturday 19 March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
w/ Winston Surfshirt, Benjamin Witt (solo) & Kirin J Callinan (DJ set)
Saturday 2 April – The J Shed, Fremantle WA
w/ DJ Defs Worthit (Kevin Parker DJ set), Benjamin Witt Band, Old Blood, Leon Osborn, POW Negro & Joe Macc