Folk / Indie-Rock
Firmly a phenomenon in their home country of Iceland, the four-piece band Kaleo is set to descend upon foreign shores in 2015, bringing their gorgeous blend of folk, blues, country, and rock to a wider mainstream audience in America. Their isolated heritage inspires a unique take on familiar sonic elements, resulting in diversity and freedom on each and every breathtaking track.
Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17. Honing their skills, they played countless shows around the nation’s capital for a few years before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.
Now, signed to Atlantic Records in the US, Kaleo has moved to Austin, Texas, and stayed busy recording new material with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg). Their debut EP A / B, releases in June 2016, is sure to make waves all summer long.
June 30, 2017 Catch A R I Z O N A, LANY, Jaymes Young, Jacob Banks, XYLO, & more.
Author: Matt Rucker
December 5, 2016 Watch our favorite Iceland natives drop some knowledge on their favorite phrases.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
October 27, 2016 Our Bishop Briggs obsession multiplied exponentially today with the release of her live, stripped version of “River,” a hard-hitting song that has been blowing up since the minute it dropped.
Author: Amy Fennie
October 17, 2016 We’re very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Alcatel to present two premier Ones To Watch tours this fall: Kaleo and Against The Current.
October 4, 2016 Whether it be groundbreaking music videos or utterly compelling live performances, all eyes are on Kaleo as they make appearances throughout the U.S. for their headline Ones To Watch tour.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
Genre: Alternative / Rock
From: Liverpool, UK
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