Release Date: 01 April 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Koi Child Self Titled Limited Vinyl LP
Fremantle seven piece hip hop/jazz outfit Koi Child has announced the release of their debut self-titled album through Pilerats Records. Produced by Kevin Parker the album features the Beats1 & triple j played single Black Panda Koi Child unveiled new single 1-5-9. The buttery, chill-as-you-like cut is the band’s second official single off the album. From the elongated horn-based procession that carries this introspective lyrical tale into a psych-tinged euphoria, to the rolling snare introduction, listeners are hooked into the exceptionally realised musical world of Koi Child.
Koi Child recorded their debut recordat Mangebong, on an island south of Perth. Featuring 14 tracks filled withwarm dubby chords, wandering bass lines, crunching drums and masterful lyricism, it doesn't take long for Koi Child to usher us deep into their own brand of magical hypnosis.
"We recorded the album in a little house on an island which included a nerve wracking river crossing on a boat, with a large amount of loaned recording gear. The shack-turned-recording studio made for a really nice vibe: swimming in the river, recording vocals in the kitchen, sinking an ungodly amount of tinnies and encounters with giant weirdo spiders.” says Tom Kenny (keys) of the recording experience.
Tom adds, "Kevin taught us so much about production and songwriting. His mixing brought so much life and glow to tracks we’d heard a thousand times. We’ll be forever indebted to him for being so generous with his time, creativity and talent... what a bloke.”
Koi Child finished off 2015 performing as special guests for Tame Impala on their Australian tour and being announced as a Spotify Spotlight feature artist for 2016.
LP - SIDE A - 1. Grease, 2. Wumpa Fruit, 3. Touch 'Em, 4. Slow One, 5. Frangipani
SIDE B - 1. 159, 2. Adventures For The Capsule, 3. Preserve, 4. Funky Jazz Music, 5. Black Panda, 6. Rap Trash, 7. Japes, 8. To Mangebong