“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:

Shows

Happy to tell ya we're now putting on a show in Sydney on November 24th at the Hudson Ballroom! Playing with the incredible Godriguez & his live band + brand new big poppas Body Type. We'll be in town 'cos it's the night after the ARIA awards *cough* for which we were nominated for Best Urban Album *cough*.

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20161117
Strawberry Fields 2016

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…

VICregional
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20161124
Post-ARIAs headline show
Sydney, AustraliaHudson Ballroom
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20161227
Southbound 2016

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…

Busselton, WASir Stewart Bovell Park
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20170107
Here's To Now Festival 2017

30/70 + Flamingo + Joy & Sparkes + Koi Child + Los Hedonistas + NO ZU + Oisima (DJ Set) + Paradise Loft Sound System + Rainbow Chan + Sparkspitter + The Transatlantics + Timberwolf + Total Giovanni + Young Muscle

McClaren Vale, SACoriole Vineyards
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20170126
Laneway Festival 2017

A.B.Original + AURORA + Bob Moses + Camp Cope + Car Seat Headrest + Clams Casino + Fascinator + Floating Points (live) + Gang of Youths + GL + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jess Kent + Julia Jacklin + Koi Child + Luca Brasi + Mick Jenkins + Mr. Carmack + NAO + Nicholas Allbrook + Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) + Roland tings + Sampa The Great + Tame Impala + Tash Sultana + The Julie Ruin + Tourist + Tycho + White Lung + Whitney

Bowen Hills, QLDBrisbane Showgrounds
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20170128
Laneway Festival 2017

A.B.Original + AURORA + Baro + Bob Moses + Camp Cope + Car Seat Headrest + Clams Casino + Ecca Vandal + Fascinator + Floating Points (live) + Flyying Colours + Gang of Youths + GL + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jess Kent + Julia Jacklin + Koi Child + Luca Brasi + Mick Jenkins + Mr. Carmack + NAO + Nicholas Allbrook + Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) + Roland tings + Sampa The Great + Tame Impala + Tash Sultana + The Julie Ruin + Tourist + Tycho + White Lung + Whitney

Melbourne, VICFootscray Community Arts Centre
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20170203
Laneway Festival 2017

A.B.Original + AURORA + Bob Moses + Camp Cope + Car Seat Headrest + Clams Casino + Fascinator + Floating Points (live) + Gang of Youths + GL + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jess Kent + Julia Jacklin + Koi Child + Luca Brasi + Mick Jenkins + Mr. Carmack + NAO + Nicholas Allbrook + Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) + Roland tings + Sampa The Great + Tame Impala + Tash Sultana + The Julie Ruin + Tourist + Tycho + White Lung + Whitney

Port Adelaide, SAHarts Mill
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20170204
Laneway Festival 2017

A.B.Original + AURORA + Bob Moses + Camp Cope + Car Seat Headrest + Clams Casino + Fascinator + Floating Points (live) + Gang of Youths + GL + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jess Kent + Julia Jacklin + Koi Child + Luca Brasi + Mick Jenkins + Mr. Carmack + NAO + Nicholas Allbrook + Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) + Roland tings + Sampa The Great + Tame Impala + Tash Sultana + The Julie Ruin + Tourist + Tycho + White Lung + Whitney

Lilyfield, NSWSydney College of the Arts
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20170205
Laneway Festival 2017

A.B.Original + AURORA + Bob Moses + Camp Cope + Car Seat Headrest + Clams Casino + Fascinator + Floating Points (live) + Gang of Youths + GL + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jess Kent + Julia Jacklin + Koi Child + Luca Brasi + Mick Jenkins + Mr. Carmack + NAO + Nicholas Allbrook + Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) + Roland tings + Sampa The Great + Tame Impala + Tash Sultana + The Julie Ruin + Tourist + Tycho + White Lung + Whitney

Fremantle, WAEsplanade Park
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20170310
A festival called Panama

Kurt Vile + Margaret Glaspy + D.D. Dumbo + Koi Child + Gabriella Cohen + Jack Grace + Tinpan Orange + The Stitch + A.Swayze and The Ghosts + The Memory Palace

Golconda, TASLone Star Valley
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Watch the music videos for Touch 'Em, 1-5-9, and Black Panda:

Koi Child is a seven-piece hip-hop group based in Fremantle, Australia. Birthed in 2014 from the 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, selling out headline shows across Australia; supporting Tame Impala along their national tour and playing for Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Young Fathers. After hitting festivals such as the esteemed Golden Plains and State Of The Art, they’re due for a huge summer including LanewaySouthbound and Strawberry Fields.

In March, the band released their self-titled debut LP via Pilerats Records / Warner Music Australia to great critical reception, as well as debuting on the ARIA charts at #6 in the Urban category and #25 overall. The album is now nominated for the 2016 Best Urban Album ARIA Award and won the 2016 WAM Award for Best Album, with Koi Child winning 3 other WAM Awards for Best Urban Act, Most Popular Act, and Most Popular Video.

PRAISE FOR KOI CHILD

“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

“Koi Child are fruit loops in a world of cheerios. They are colorful, unique, and entirely themselves. They transcend genre and are willing to take music in directions that are unprecedented in the scene today.”
Indie Shuffle

“…the beauty of this exciting self-titled debut is that it doesn’t feel like a patched-together Frankenstein creation but rather a single, strong, rhythmic entity, with different facets that catch the light depending on which angle you approach it from..”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Koi Child’s dynamite execution of their music shows that the hype is absolutely authentic.”
TheMusic.com.au

“If Koi Child’s upward trajectory continues at its current velocity, then it’s surely only a matter of time before the group begins charting a path to world domination.”
FasterLouder

“Koi Child have carved out a space of their own in the Australian music landscape.”
FBi Radio