After a brilliant packed out Shacklewell Arms show with brilliant reviews, and release of their amazing new album, fiery Argentine trio Las Kellies will be playing at Concrete in October.
Their fourth album Total Exposure features a wonderfully eclectic collection of tracks, drawing on their post-punk and punk roots with added inspired from reggae and dance music as well as bands like The Slits, ESG and 80′s girl group Humpe Humpe. This beckons a new sound for the band, with the introduction of keyboards, synth drums and more harmonious vocals. The result is a splendidly seductive, cohesive album with a summer party-time, slow-groove vibe and sprinklings of Peaking Lights and Massive Attack.
Total Exposure shows Las Kellies leaning heavily on dub influences thanks partly to the involvement of Iván Diaz Mathé (Ivi Lee), one of the most influential reggae-dub producers in Buenos Aires – having worked with the likes of Lee “Scratch” Perry and Mad Professor. The album also features guest appearances from another reggae legend, Dennis Bovell (who mixed their last album) as well as The Make Up/Chain and The Gang frontman, Ian Svenonius.
Their live shows are full of infectious energy, with their garage rhythms and teasing impertinence, this show is one not to miss.
Las Kellies new album Total Exposure available here