At one point in my life I would’ve looked at an act like Kero Kero Bonito and been like ‘I don’t need this ironically-unironic dance-pop in my life, so lam3!!’ But look, I was young (is 25 considered old now?) and fucking stupid. I mean, Kero Kero Bonito are like the original PC Music if you think about it. They’ve been creating overzealous bubblegum pop since 2013!!! And to be honest, they’ve been ahead of the curve for a long time now. Which is why their latest ‘single’ (and the new EP it features on) ‘Only Acting’ is all the more interesting. The UK based three-piece definitely seem to be throwing the shiny production away, and thrashing about to create a garage-meets-high-pitched-vocals-sound. It’s 2018-era dance-punk, and I am very much here for it.
Kero Kero Bonito’s self-released TOTEP is out now.