KOKOKO! hit Band on the Wall this November, celebrating the release of Fongola, their debut record released on Transgressive Records this year to well-earned critical praise. Fresh off the back of their first US tour—which saw them perform acclaimed sets at SXSW – KOKOKO! are a DIY collective championing the contemporary music scene of the Democratic Republic of Congo, gathering strong support from BBC Radio, Pitchfork and Resident Adviser. The band regard their style as “tekno kintueni”, party sounds inspired by electronic music, performed on equipment and instruments they have crafted themselves. Fronted by vocalist Love Lokombe, the result is an electrifying live act – a unique brand of agitated punk, fractured electronica and upbeat dance. Not to be missed.
Wed 27 Nov, 7.30pm, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786, From £10
- Edward Lane
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- Wed 30 Oct 2019