Self-Titled Debut Album Released March 18,
Produced & Mixed By Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
“Koi Child are future Radio 1 artists” – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
“Australian seven-piece Koi Child break all the rules: their outrageously joyful, jazzy, psych-y hip-hop colors all the way outside the lines, with its breezy flow and rich production strokes from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.” – The Fader
“Koi Child’s “Black Panda” has been on repeat all day” – Earmilk
Photo: Matsu Photography
Australian 7-piece jazz infused hip hop outfit based out of Fremantle, Koi Child will release their eponymous debut album March 18 on Pile rats Records. Catching the attention of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker who produced & mixed the album, the band finished off 2015 performing as special guests for Tame Impala on their Australian tour and being announced as a Spotify Spotlight feature artist for 2016.
Today, Koi Child shares the 1-5-9 video, revealed with Pitchfork. The buttery, chill-as-you-like cut is the band’s second official single off the album. From the elongated horn-based procession that carries this introspective lyrical tale into a psych-tinged euphoria, to the rolling snare introduction, listeners are hooked into the exceptionally realized musical world of Koi Child.
Koi Child recorded their debut record at Mangebong, on an island south of Perth. Featuring 14 tracks filled with warm dubby chords, wandering bass lines, crunching drums and masterful lyricism, it doesn’t take long for Koi Child to usher us deep into their own brand of magical hypnosis. Available to pre-order on iTunes, Koi Child is accompanied by an instant grat of fan favorite, Slow One. The record will also be available on vinyl.
Koi Child Tour Dates
3/11: Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
3/13: Golden Plains Festival, Meredith VIC
3/17: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
3/18: The Brightside, Brisbane QLD
3/19: Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
4/2: The J Shed, Fremantle WA