“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 highly anticipated debut self-titled LP was released on March 18th, and is available now as digital download, vinyl, CD, and stream:
Nicholas Allbrook + Donny Benet + Godriguez + BV + Dro Carey + Silent Jay x Jace XL + HTMLflowers + Milwaukee Banks + 30/70 + Slum Sociable + many more…
Schoolboy Q + Sampa The Great + Planète + Hermitude + Luen + Feki + many more…
Moodymann + Black Milk + Remi. + Nai Palm + Swooping Duck + Sex on Toast + SILENTJAY & Jace XL + Vulture St Tape Gang+ 30/70 + Allysha Joy + András [Full Live Band] + Bradley Zero + The Cactus Channel + Electric Wire Hustle + GROENI+ Lossless + Oscar Key Sung [DJ set] + Planète + Prequel + The Shaolin Afronauts + many more…
Hudson Mohawke + Hot Chip (DJ) + Remi + Montaigne + Paces + UV Boi + The Smith Street Band + San Cisco + Slumberjack + Tired Lion + Koi Child + HWLS + Mosquito Coast + Kučka + Lilt + Mathas + Hideous Sun Demon + Grrl Pal + Elk Road + Time Pilot + Hermitude + more…
Watch the "1-5-9" music video, premiered on Pitchfork:
Watch the "Black Panda" music video, premiered on The FADER:
Koi Child is a seven-piece hip-hop group based in Fremantle, Australia. Birthed in March 2014 from a collaboration of two local bands, Kashikoi and Child’s Play, their electronic hip-hop and prog/jazz-rock fused to create something unique, establishing them as one of the most impressive emerging acts in Australia. A chance witness to the band’s first performance, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala offered the band a support slot and mixed their debut LP, recorded on a small island shack south of Perth.
The album’s thunderous second single ‘Black Panda’ has made waves, receiving high rotation on triple j and Apple Music’s Beats 1 with Ebro Darden, heavy US college radio play including KCRW, and has reached 2015’s most-played lists across Australian community radio. Online, the track received apt praise across notable sites such as Earmilk, The Fader and Noisey, whilst their first single ‘Slow One’ received big love from Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, who formally branded the group “Future Radio 1 Artists”. The band also featured in Spotify’s ‘Spotlight on 2016 Australia & New Zealand’, and won ‘Most Popular New Act’ at the 2015 WA Music Awards.
The unlikely hybrid has excelled in the live arena, playing sold-out headline shows across Australia; supporting Tame Impala along their national tour; supporting Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Young Fathers; and hitting festivals such as Groovin’ The Moo, Wave Rock and more.
In 2016, the band are set to play the esteemed Golden Plains and Party In The Paddock along with an Australian headline tour for their self-titled debut LP, due to be released on March 18 via Pilerats Records / Warner Music Australia.
PRAISE FOR KOI CHILD
“Koi Child are future Radio 1 artists”
Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
“Fremantle seven-piece Koi Child are breathing new life into the hip-hop genre.”
The Guardian Australia
“…the freedom of The Roots’ Illadelph Halflife-era soul/rap duality and the rhythmic hybridity of the early-90s Native Tongues collective.”
Rolling Stone Australia
“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.”
“Koi Child’s “Black Panda” has been on repeat all day”
“This Perth outfit did everything right in 2015, basically erecting a launch pad that looks set to blast them into the stratosphere in 2016.”
“Keep an eye on these guys.”
Froth of the Day (Black Panda), I OH YOU