Manchester newcomers Kaiber Koi are out to challenge your perception of what
The band started from the ashes of a former prog metal band that vocalist Tom Eccles had been part of along with Jake Mazzuca (percussion) and Oliver Jones (guitar). When that fell through they recruited Simon Bell (bass and vocals) and Callum Greenhalgh (guitar), and
And run-of-the-mill is certainly not what you get from
Our first taste of the
It opens up with a fun little looping guitar, drums and bass gradually enter and build, then another darting guitar line comes in under drawn-out vocals. A big burst of vocals sees the pace pick up, then more intense versions of the opening lick take over. Big vocals “So savour the broken bodies of this night, To my surprise, Your light’s too bright” come in over palm-muted guitars as it builds towards a smash of big punchy guitars.
These lead into a reprieve of the looping guitar – and we’re still only halfway in. A period of calm takes over, with light guitars and floaty high-pitched vocals, then repeating guitar notes and cymbals support intensifying vocals that build up to a big guitar solo. The looping guitars return in a frantic heavy ending to the
On the track’s reception, Tom told us: “It has been pretty insane! Everyone who has heard it has given overwhelmingly positive feedback, which is crazy for a band who have played three shows since forming. Personally, I think a lot of people have been waiting for something like this for a while, something that you can’t quite pigeonhole to one certain sound or genre, and that gets people talking and listening.”
Tom tells us his own
The inspiration behind their music is about as intense as it sounds. As Tom explains: “The first songs I wrote the lyrics for are based around an introspective look at the raw ideology I had going through my mental health issues and handling my autistic nature on a day-to-day basis.
“It basically ended up as a downward spiral into
The band have big plans shows later in the year alongside plans for new music by the end of the year.