Kamoos

One is easily lost in the psychedelic stylings of Kamoos, whose snaking melodies rise and submerge themselves again in a hazy wall of sound. Multiple vocals and languid guitar lines ripen this international band's sound from crackling post-rock, to a full and sensual sonic experience.

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Tell us a little about your band.
We’re Kamoos. We make music that we want to make, and hope it gets people a little hot and bothered. We speak honestly, play honestly, and always with a sense of humour.

Why did you to start make music?
As a band we started to make music because Juliette and Vivi (the two guitarists) used to play together in a more low-key way. They played a gig at Ä here in Berlin, and Tanno, the sound engineer, told them, “If you form a band: I’m in”. And so a band was formed. Tanno isn't playing with us anymore but our current bassist, Jelena, is a perfect fit. Felix, the drummer, joined early on in Kamoos’s life and he’s been a key part of the band’s sound since.

Playing is one of the things in this life that invariably brings us joy, so we keep doing it.

What’s been your best moment as a band?
We recently went on tour and it was really wonderful. Good people, good music, and honesty. It was amazing being able to play everyday and for a different crowd with a real and spontaneous response to our sound. We’re also beginning to write songs together in the rehearsal space more, and this is always a special and exciting experience.

Who are three bands everyone should listen to right now?
Country Teasers (or Ben Wallers)
Olimpia Splendid
M.I.A.

How do you prepare for a gig?
There’s no system. We just play through the set at rehearsal. And we tend to whack in a new song if we can; just for shits and giggles, and to mix up the set a bit. We were once told by a good friend (Taishi, Fat White Family) that we are ‘too tight, too good’ so we started playing unfinished songs. It seems to work...

What can people look forward to about your set?
Sex, drugs, and public transport!

Finish the sentence. If I wasn’t making music we would be...
Kamoosing you some other way.