KOKOKO! release new single Malembe

Kinshasa collective KOKOKO! have unveiled their brand new single Malembe, the first new music since their critically acclaimed debut EP, Liboso - listen here.

Discussing Malembe, KOKOKO! offered the following: ''Malembe means slowly, and Makara sings 'slowly, hit/beat me up slowly', then answers the backing vocals 'you will kill me' before singing 'make sure you’re heard and understood'.''

KOKOKO! are now back in Europe following a triumphant debut trip to the US, which saw them pack out shows in New York, LA and San Francisco - and also emerge as one of the most talked about acts at this year’s SXSW, with NPR choosing them as one of their festival highlights. The band start a European tour which ends with fast-selling headline dates at XOYO, London and Babadoum, Paris. Check out this aftermovie from their recent sold-out show at Bozar, Brussels:

See full dates below, and get your tickets here.

  • MAR 20 - Rockstore, Montpellier - France
  • MAR 21 - La Sirene, La Rochelle Normande - France
  • MAR 22 - Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers - France
  • MAR 23 - Le Florida, Toulouse - France
  • MAR 26 - Gewölbe, Köln - Germany
  • MAR 27 - Gretchen, Berlin - Germany
  • MAR 28 - ISC Club, Bern - Switzerland
  • MAR 29 - Musik Tanz Theater, Kriegs - Switzerland
  • MAR 30 - Soukmachines, Vitry Sur Seine - France
  • MAR 31 - Radio Meud, La Clusaz - France
  • APR 04 - XOYO, London - UK
  • APR 06 - Babdoum, Paris - France
  • JUN 02 - All Points East, Victoria Park - UK

KOKOKO! are also completing work on their highly anticipated debut album, due in the summer of 2019.


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