Album Alert: Kero Kero Bonito Drops Surprise Album

A journey into your subconscious nostalgia

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media

London trio Kero Kero Bonito has just dropped their sophomore album Time ‘n’ Place today via Polyvinyl Record Co. The trio has been acting like cyber ninjas in the past few weeks, sharing some glimpses into their new record without giving any hints on when they might actually release it. But it’s here now and it’s a glorious portrayal of one’s nostalgia that sporadically hits you in the gut. Like their previous works, Time ‘n’ Place transmits the upbeat flair of KKB’s eccentric synthpop and hopscotches between English and Japanese lyrics. But there is a more reflective and emotional layer to it where lyricist/singer Sarah Bonito taps into her own subconscious nostalgia for her childhood, home, and loss. Stream below:

The physical copy will be available on January 11th, 2019. The trio will be embarking on their tour tomorrow, so make sure to go check them out:

Europe 2018

10/2 – Patterns (Brighton, UK)

10/3 – Rough Trade (Bristol, UK)***SOLD OUT

10/4 – YES (Manchester, UK)***SOLD OUT

10/5 – Broadcast (Glasgow, UK)***SOLD OUT

10/6 – Whelan’s (Dublin, Ireland)

11/22 – L’Olympic Café (Paris, France)

11/23 – Beursschouwburg (Brussels, Belgium)

11/24 – Sugarfactory (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

11/26 – Uebel & Gefährlich (Hamburg, Germany)

11/27 – Ideal Bar (Copenhagen, Denmark)

11/28 – The Monarch (Berlin, Germany)

11/29 – Smolna (Warsaw, Poland)

North America 2018

10/16 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA, USA)***SOLD OUT

10/17 – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY, USA)***SOLD OUT

10/18 – PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia, PA, USA)***SOLD OUT

10/19 – Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ, USA)

10/20 – MilkBoy ArtHouse (College Park, MD, USA)***SOLD OUT

10/23 – 529 Club (Atlanta, GA, USA)***SOLD OUT

10/24 – Hi-Ho Lounge (New Orleans, LA, USA)

10/25 – Satellite Bar (Houston, TX, USA)

10/26 – Barracuda (Austin, TX, USA)

10/27 – Paper Tiger (San Antonio, TX, USA)

10/28 – Deep Ellum Art Company (Dallas, TX, USA)

10/30 – The Opolis (Norman, OK, USA)

10/31 – Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, NM, USA)

11/1 – 191 Toole (Tucson, AZ, USA)

11/2 – Regent Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA)***SOLD OUT

11/3 – Tropicalia Fest (Long Beach, CA, USA)

11/4 – Regent Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

11/5 – The Fillmore (San Francisco, CA, USA)

11/8 – Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

11/9 – Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

11/10 – Neptune Theatre (Seattle, WA, USA)

11/13 – Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge (Grinnell, IA, USA)

11/14 – Thalia Hall (Chicago, IL, USA)

11/15 – Deluxx Fluxx (Detroit, MI, USA)

11/16 – Lee’s Palace (Toronto, ON, Canada)***SOLD OUT

11/17 – La Sala Rossa (Montreal, QC, Canada)

11/18 – Market Hotel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Europe 2019

2/7 – Gorilla (Manchester, UK)

2/8 – Thekla (Bristol, UK)

2/9 – SWG3 (Glasgow, Scotland)

5/23 – Electric Ballroom (London, UK)