KERO KERO BONITO SURPRISE RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM TIME ‘N’ PLACE
KERO KERO BONITO SURPRISE RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOPHOMORE ALBUM TIME ‘N’ PLACE
Posted 10/01/2018

Two weeks ago Kero Kero Bonito joined the Polyvinyl family. Today the band shares their brand new full length album, Time 'n' Place. Stream/Download the record from start to finish right NOW!! Pre-order your physical copy, out January 11th, 2019. Snag limited edition first pressings of Time 'n' Place on 180-Gram Multi-Color Mix, TOTEP on 10" Metallic Silver, and Flamingo on 7" Neon Pink. Also available is the band's first record (previously SOLD OUT) Bonito Generation, as a mailorder exclusive on 180-Gram Blue Swirl.

The sophomore full-length from Kero Kero Bonito, Time ‘n’ Place is an album ineffably shaped by the subconscious. Lead singer and chief lyricist Sarah Bonito (who was raised in the suburbs on the Japanese island Hokkaido) found herself rattled in recent years by recurring images in her dreams. At the same time, Sarah’s fellow KKB members experienced some life-changing upheaval, including the loss of several close family members. So when the London trio began writing again, they felt compelled to diverge from the carefree sensibilities of their early work (a form of kitsch electro-pop that jumbled up lo-fi dance music with bilingual lyrics, British TV references, and stories about animals). Resuming a very teenage and visceral approach to making music, KKB effectively morphed into a band, with Sarah on vocals, Jamie Bulled on bass, Gus Lobban on drums, and their friend James Rowland on guitar.

Their debut for Polyvinyl, Time ‘n’ Place is a document of that band finding its voice, a coming-of-age story told in warped guitar solos, shining melodies, unnervingly tender lyrics about yogurt and seafoam and feral parakeets. Though much of Time ‘n’ Place was self-produced in Gus’s bedroom in the London suburb of Bromley, it was also partly recorded by Jimmy Robertson (Arctic Monkeys, Fuck Buttons) and Stereolab drummer Andy Ramsay (King Krule, Wire) at Ramsay’s Press Play Studio in South London. Along with Rowland, the album features contributions from noise/electronic musician Jennifer Walton, a string arrangement by composer Calum Bowen (aka bo en), and a three-part choir made up of Cecile Believe, Oscar Scheller, and Crying’s z (aka Elaiza Santos). Built on the same volatile energy that’s made KKB’s live shows famously mosh-heavy, Time ‘n’ Place collages those elements together in a sound that’s both chaotic as punk and symphonic as ’60s pop.

Kero Kero Bonito kicks off a worldwide tour tomorrow that is selling fast. Get your tickets to see the band as a five piece now while you still can.

  • 10/02 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • 10/03 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/04 - Manchester, UK @ YES [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/05 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/06 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
  • 10/16 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/19 - Hoboken, NJ @ Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 10/20 - College Park, MD @ MilkBoy ArtHouse $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/23 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/24 - New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge $
  • 10/25 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/26 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda $
  • 10/27 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger $
  • 10/28 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company $
  • 10/30 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis $
  • 10/31 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf $
  • 11/01 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole $
  • 11/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #$ [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/03 - Long Beach, CA @ Tropicalia Fest
  • 11/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #$
  • 11/05 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
  • 11/08 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #$
  • 11/09 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #$
  • 11/10 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre #$
  • 11/13 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College - Gardner Lounge $
  • 11/14 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $
  • 11/15 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx $
  • 11/16 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace $ [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/17 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa $
  • 11/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
  • 11/22 - Paris, France @ L'Olympic Café
  • 11/23 - Brussels, Belgium @ Beursschouwburg
  • 11/24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Sugarfactory
  • 11/26 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
  • 11/27 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
  • 11/28 - Berlin, Germany @ The Monarch
  • 11/29 - Warsaw, Poland @ Smolna
  • 02/07 - Manchester, England @ Gorilla
  • 02/08 - Bristol, England @ Thekla
  • 02/09 - Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3
  • 05/23 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
$ w/ Tanukichan, # w/ Frankie Cosmos