Sunday, 22 November 2015

Live: King Kong Company - The Academy, 27th of November

King Kong Company The Academy

King Kong Company - Spacehopper

Info: Waterford electronic act King Kong Company are currently half way through their Irish Tour having played Fusion in Drogheda, the legendary RĂ³isin Dubh in Galway and Tricky McGarrigles in Sligo over the last week. Next on the list is a headline gig in Dublin's Academy on Friday, 27th of November followed by The Pav in Cork on the 5th of December and a New Years Eve bash at The Set Theatre in Kilkenny. This tour comes as the band prepare for the release of their forthcoming album, produced by Mercury Music Prize nominee Tim Holmes, which comes out in December 2015.

Tim Holmes was Death in Vegas' Richard Fearless' partner on their ground-breaking 1999 trip-hop album The Contino Sessions, with Holmes co-writing all but one of that albums 9 tracks, timeless Eb / Ab5 opener 'Dirge', (which I incidentally performed a long time ago, vox n' all, in a galaxy far far away in DLIADT!). 

To some people the band came from no-where, to others, the debut album has been almost 20 years in the making. King Kong Company formed in 1996 when a bunch of college mates got together and started ripping up the clubs of Ireland. Life happened, things changed and the band decided to split. Over the course of the next decade, things changed again and, after a Wikipedia entry suggested the band were getting back together in 2010, the seeds of a comeback gig were sown. In preparation for the one gig, they released one new music video on YouTube every month in 2011.  That one gig happened in February 2012. 

King Kong Company - GAME OVER

Probably the best thing to come out of Waterford since 17th century physicist and chemist Robert Boyle (with Jim Beglin a close third), King Kong Company are flush with banging electro tunes and it's hard to see why anyone who is a fan of DiV, Primal Scream or Chemical Brothers would not want to be at the above upcoming dates. Whet your appetite more here

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