Kero Kero Bonito Release New B-Side "The Open Road"

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Kero Kero Bonito Release New B-Side "The Open Road"

British indie darlings Kero Kero Bonito have shared their latest song, “The Open Road,” the b-side from their forthcoming 7-inch featuring the previously released “Swimming.” This new song also kicks off KKB’s tour, which will take the band to Europe and North America (including a performance at Coachella).

Late last year, the trio unveiled their sophomore album Time ‘n’ Place via Polyvinyl Records, a noisy, unexpected follow-up to their delightfully bubble-gummy debut Bonito Generation. While “The Open Road” definitely sounds like it belongs on their most recent record, it’s still full of the electro-pop elements that make it seem better-suited for a dreamy journey through the sky than any old road trip.

Frontwoman Sarah Bonito, bassist Jamie Bulled and drummer Gus Lobban said in a statement that this b-side “is a song about our North America tour last year, including anecdotes about the time a lorry nearly jackknifed into us in a blizzard.” They capture the feeling of a near-miss with wondrous bliss, as Bonito sings about their post-incident fast food pit-stop:

So we peeled off for a break
Though we knew it meant we’d be late
But we were alive and
It felt pretty good to taste
The strawberry milkshake

Listen to “The Open Road” and explore KKB’s tour dates below. The 7-inch featuring “Swimming” and “The Open Road” is out on May 17, but you can preorder it here and check out the cover art below.

“Swimming”/“The Open Road” 7-inch Cover Art:


Kero Kero Bonito Tour Dates:

01—Paris, France @ Point Ephémère
02—Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
08—Leeds, U.K. @ Belgrave Music Hall
22—New Orleans, La. @ BUKU Music + Art Project

02—Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bluebird
03—St. Louis, Mo. @ The Ready Room
04—Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
05—Omaha, Nev. @ The Waiting Room
06—Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Theater
08—Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sister
09—El Paso, Texas @ The Lowbrow Palace
10—Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile
12—Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
13—Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
15—San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
18—San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
19—Indio, Calif. @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
20—San Jose, Calif. @ The Ritz
21—San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
23—Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
24—Vancouver, B.C. @ The Biltmore
25—Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
25—27 – Reykjavík, Iceland @ Sónar Reykjavík

18—Wrexham, U.K. @ The Live Rooms @ FOCUS Wales
23—London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom

09—Manchester, U.K. @ Parklife Festival

04 – 06—Dumfries, U.K. @ Electric Fields Festival
11 – 13—Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live 2019