Pilerats & The Harbour Agency present
By now, the breezy port of Fremantle, WA has a reputation for birthing some of the worlds' best alternative music. Enter Koi Child, the combined forces of local hiphop party starters Childs Play, nu-jazz quartet Kashikoi, the brains behind the smooth as silk debut single Slow
One & the riotous new offering Black Panda. Since the release of the single in April, Black Panda has been played on BBC Radio 6, triple j, double j, and community radio across Australia followed by an official release on Pilerats Records/Warner Music Australia. After being selected for the first round of artists to perform at the annual BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane, Koi Child will be embarking on their first national tour in September with shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
The 7 piece have already had a seriously busy first year of formation with their very first show went down well enough to catch the ear of one nearby Kevin Parker, landing them a support with Tame Impala at Rottnest Island for Koi Child's second gig, where The Music says they "managed to get a completely sedated crowd on their feet and grooving" and "genuinely felt like a band who'd been kicking around for years".
Capacity local shows, a coveted spot on the Groovin the Moo in WA, and support slots with The Preatures and Hiatus Kaiyote followed, as well as their debut single
Slow One (premiered by Rolling Stone Australia) which went on to see global praise, receiving radio play on the BBC, triple j, FBi, RTRFM and more with folks like Mark
Ronson and Theophilus London in attendance at their shows.
At the end of 2014, Koi Child teamed up with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, coaxing the visionary producer to a remote island south of Perth to work on their debut album, set for release through Pilerats Records later this year. As comfortable on stage with NY rap punks Ratking, as they would be with modern soul stars like D'Angelo, combine that with the magic aural touch of Kevin Parker, and you've got something worth paying attention too.