Having recently sold out Dublin’s Olympia [1,600 capacity in Oct 2018] King Kong Company have “21st century swagger” (Irish Times) are “festival legends in the making” (Irish Examiner) and are the best live act in Ireland today (Pure M Awards). Now it’s time for Europe to have a turn!
The band draw on influences such as LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, The Bloody Beetroots, The Chemical Brothers, Toots and The Maytals, Sleaford Mods, Lee Scratch Perry, The Prodigy, Daft Punk and Leftfield. Mix those acts together and serve with healthy dashes of irreverence, energy and devil-may-care swagger, and you’re getting close to what King Kong Company are about.
The music is punctuated with mind-bending live visuals and a retina-blowing light show. Led front-and-centre on the live front by their enigmatically incognito dancer and crowd fluffer, Boxhead, who ignites the fuse on proceedings, bringing energy levels to explosive heights and leading audiences on a merry dance, helping them oil the hinges of their inhibitions.