REVIEW: Kioko

 Copyright Concentus Music 2017

Copyright Concentus Music 2017

Kioko bring an all new set on tour performing music from their recently released sophomore EP ‘Let’s Be Frank.’ The band just did a back to back sold out run in London’s Pickle Factory and Birmingham’s o2 Academy, followed by a support tour with long-term friends Dub Pistols.

 

The band get grander, slicker and more energetic with each performance, without fail captivating every single person in the room, and this time brought some new songs to us too.

 

Beginning each set with the ‘Kioko Skank,’ within a few seconds they’ve got a room of 200 chanting ‘Kioko’ as they introduce their 9 piece set up including guitars, drums, synths, and the best brass section you ever did see.

 

Vocalists of the group Ewan and Matt have varying stlyes to each other, making for a well-rounded complete style of music.

 

The guitar players also never jammed out harder, with lead guitarist Jon Brown jumping down in the audience during song ‘Queen of the Dance Floor,’ – a usual trick from the band, but he jumped right back up with the audience. They ended the set on their oldest and biggest hit ‘Deadly Roots,’ the song which really brought them to the forefront of the emerging artist scene back in 2015.

 

Kioko have one of the most exciting live sets I’ve ever seen, so make sure you don’t miss out next time they’re in your town!

 

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