Looking to go out of your comfort zone this weekend at SOS Fest? Try out Kero Kero Bonito, an electronic pop music group composed of eclectic vocalist Sarah Midori Perry and producers Jamie Bulled and Gus Lobban.
Kero Kero Bonito, a name created after the Japanese onomatopoeic words for frog croaks and a type of fish, started when Jamie Bulled and Gus Lobban decided they wanted to work with an artist who was fluent in Japanese. They proceeded to post an ad and found Perry online. What follows along is their debut album Intro Bonito and plenty of hot singles like “Flamingo,” “Sick Beat,” and “Build It Up.” All of which experiments with electronic beats and bubblegum-esque lyrics. The other day my friend compared Perry’s singing/rapping to the “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” youtube videos. I’ll let you decide how true that is. Listen to Intro Bonito and “Flamingo” below.
Kero Kero Bonito also has released a new compilation of tracks not too long ago called Bonito Generation. Check it out in the Soundcloud playlist below.
Julia Ong is one of the many Coog Radio bloggers. Julia began her journey with Coog Radio in September 2014 and is currently a sophomore majoring in Graphic Design. She loves longboarding, attending concerts, and indulging herself in hour long Netflix marathons. Follow her on Instagram (@neonsole) and her twitter account (@neonsole).