London five-piece Bokito have released their latest blend of rock and tropical pop in single ‘Aloof’.
Reflecting the dislocation and identity drift of diaspora across the globe, ‘Aloof’ was penned by Bokito frontman Moses after his siblings followed him to London in search of employment. It’s “a song for my sister and the rest of us living away from home.” Says frontman Moses Moorhouse.
Their growing desire to move back home was tempered by a sense of not feeling welcome there anymore. “It’s not a specifically angry or political song but rather just about a feeling that Ireland will never really feel like home again, or at least that’s how it seems currently,” adds Moses.
‘Aloof’ stands as sonic affirmation of this, its folksy Celtic intro ushering in Moses’ extraordinary soprano before erupting into breakneck West Indian rhythms delivered with boisterous gypsy-punk gusto. It’s an irresistible song. It’s deliciously gregarious and infectious tuneage.
The band peddles an uproarious blend of rock, soca, funk and roots, Bokito have coined a phrase for their unique genre of tropical indie. Don’t forget to see them in action and witness the edgy grooves and unforgettable hooks are delivered as if every show is a sun-baked carnival.
You can catch Bokito next at The Lexington on the 28th of October.
Bokito consists of Moses Moorhouse – vocals, Jody Lahart – bass, Joe Mashiter – guitar, Tom Houghton – drums and Sam Cahalin, keys.