South Londoners Kero Kero Bonito have been mixing up a bit of J-Pop, quirky SynthPop and Indie-Electro and repackaging in it a way that appeals to both Pop pickers and Hype following websites alike. Their latest single is titled Picture This, an ode to both selfies and Instagramming your life which manages to combine bubblegum Japanese Pop and a wry English sense of humour.
So, you’re either going to love this, or hate it. We’re falling firmly in the love camp (yup, we like Marmite too). It kinda’ feels like a contemporary Saint Etienne, in that way it celebrates mundanity in a very English way. Of course, Saint Etienne never sung half in Japanese, or mixed up ChipTune chaos into their songs as Kero Kero Bonito do, but the there a similar swing here. So, if it’s your kind of thing you’ll probably be pretty enamoured with the buoyant a synths, rapid fire rhythms and Sarah’s half sung, half rapped, half Japanese (yes, that’s three halves) vocals.
♫ Kero Kero Bonito – Picture This
Kero Kero Bonito’s Picture This is out now.
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