Kap Bambino: yes or no?

16 Jul


Is that French Music at its best?

Kap Bambino are not hugely successful in France but are still making decent amount of noise abroad and played the two most high profile music festivals to date  this year SXSW and The Great Escape.

With an album released back in May with Because called Blacklist, it is obvious that the Duo from Bordeaux is largely influenced by the minimalistic approach of Crystal Castle. Seeing their appearance one could also assume they have the same marketing team.

However, in a recent article in Les Inrocks, they seem to deny this statement by identifying themselves more with the likes of Mr oizo (can’t really see why…).

Formed in 2003 by Caroline Martial and Orion Bouvier (aka Khima France and GroupGris), Kap Bambino seems to be doing pretty well for themselves at the moment…. will that last or will we see another “The Teenagers” type of fade; once again I ll leave that up to your own judgement!

Oh and by the way, the New Cassius EP is out!

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4 Responses to “Kap Bambino: yes or no?”

  1. dave 17/07/2009 at 20:51 #

    people keep obsessively comparing them with crystal castles, when KB started as a band in 2001, CC until 2003.

    yes – they both are girl/boy duo, both play with digital noises and maybe have similar fan bases world wide. but that’s all the similarities i can perceive.

    personally i have heard more people comparing kap bambino with atari teenage riot than crystal castles.


  2. aidan 21/07/2009 at 14:29 #

    I really WANT to like Kap Bambino but I find their songs a bit lightweight and irritating… maybe they’ll grow on me.

  3. berlinchester 29/09/2010 at 22:05 #

    they are NOT like Crystal Castles – KB sound is much harder-edged and Carolin is a far more interesting performer than the CC singer.

  4. Kids Pools · 04/11/2010 at 00:17 #

    it is actually fun to be on music festivals because i love music so much “

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