Ever hear a song for the first time and instantly know you love it? Of course, who hasn't? So, you do as would any music lover, and look the band up on Spotify, YouTube, Itunes... (whichever is your music player of choice) and you start clicking away at the songs - when suddenly you realize that each track is better than the last! Now, that's 'not' something that happens quite as often - Well, for Cool Magazine, KALEO is that band.
Kaleo is a blues rock band from Iceland. (Yes, we said Iceland) and man can these boys wail!
All the way out in the North Atlantic, we have been missing out on some great rock n' roll! Kaleo (which means 'the sound' in Hawaiian) is not just your ordinary blues rock band - they are creative, hard-edged and rather moody, when they want to be.
The music is sharp and gritty and at times feels like a classic rock fantasy flashback. The vocal stylings of JJ Julius Son are raw and cutting, while the guitar work is insanely alive with such enthusiasm and originality.
This is what rock legends are made of.
Spotlight tracks such as "Hot Blood" and "No Good" will instantly kick you into gear, making you want to roll down your windows and blow out your speakers! The perfectly pleasurable "Broken Bones" takes you on a slow, bumping blues ride, while "Glass House" is so full of pep, it'll make even the 'cool ones' who stand alone in the back, want to jump out and hit the dance floor with a vengeance! And "I Can't Go On Without You" pulls at your heart, feeding your soul with the faint echoes of a lonely old ghost town.
So, the rumors are just rumors, as always. Rock & roll is not dead - it's just hiding out somewhere in the depths of Iceland - and Kaleo is thy name.
So, if it's some darn cool, bluesy rock music that you crave, make sure to keep your ears pointed toward the direction of the North Atlantic! (or Austin, Texas, where the band has now relocated.)
For more about Kaleo visit: www.officialkaleo.com