"An intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass, inventively sculpted by producer Ivan Duran. An early album of the year." – The Observer/The Guardian
Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the world of Kobo Town calypso, roots reggae, and acoustic instrumentation meet innovative production techniques, social commentary and indie rock attitude. Kobo Town's second album Jumbie in the Jukebox is now available worldwide from Stonetree and Cumbancha.
Kobo Town brings their phenomenal live shows to Europe and North America this summer. Don't miss one of the most critically-acclaimed artists of the year.
Kobo Town with support from Mr Benn (Bristol Hi-Fi)
@ Leftbank *128 Cheltenham Road*Bristol
August 22nd 2013 8pm-1am
£5 adv (subject to booking fee) /£6 Door
Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop & Rise
"Kobo Town's nu-Calypso bounces and bites, mocking everything from Fox News to misery tourism. The mix is disorienting, the vocals scratchy as a distant 78, while horns and soukous guitars nestle in the inner ear. "Tick Tock Goes The Clock" is a tour-de-force of apocalyptic dread, in the vein of "Ghost Town" or "Madam Medusa", snatches of Hopkins...Desolation Row" amid swooping trombone." – Financial Times (5 out of 5)
Listen to "The Call" from the new album: http://store.cumbancha.com/track/the-call-2
"Mr. Monday" (Vimeo):
Band site - http://www.kobotown.com/
KOBO TOWN album "JUMBIE IN THE JUKEBOX" IS No. 1 IN WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE! July 2013
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Review: Kobo Town @ Leftbank (Bristol, 22nd August 2013)
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