Dreamy pop Anglo-Swedish three-piece King Casio release their debut lo-fi offering BBBC (Big Black Black Black Cloud) from upcoming debut album Quiet times with King Casio. The song paints a picture of a beautiful but dystopian landscape told through childish simple nursery rhyme.
Their music takes inspiration from pop, folk as well as lo-fi hip hop sailing their songs through time between the 60s and the 90s. The band have been said to exist at the sonic crossroads where Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson meet.King Casio are made up of Aaron King on keys and lead vocals, Sean Bean on drums and lead vocals and Petter Grevelius on bass. Petter and Sean moved together from Sweden when they were 20 years old to play music with their hometown band Francobollo. Through one of the Moonshiner club nights that Francobollo hosted they met Aaron King.Aaron describes BBBC as being 'like a mix of a lot of conversations we’ve had as a band. I think the song is a celebration of the ocean and Harry Nillson, but also our worry about climate change.'
Clear hints of cosmic jazz and soft psych electronica, with distinctive musical phrasing, transporting us to a crystalline space age palace. This is ultimately whatʼs so attractive about this trio; they weave stories of anxiety around a dystopian collapse while showing an equal reverence and patience, waiting for the times to change. They pull it off without seeming remotely self-serious.In November King Casio had their biggest show to date, supporting L.A. Salami at The Scala, London. They have also been supported on 6 Music by Tom Robinson.-'Almost as if taken from the handbook of psychedelic songwriting, King Casio marries charming production with lyrics of social conscience' The Line Of Best Fit
'A nicely off-kilter approach to songwriting' Tom Robinson, 6Music'I love this!' John Kennedy, Radio X