Location: Bordeaux, France
Twenty years ago, who would have guessed that Nintendo would become such an important musical influence? From Crystal Castles to The Advantage, countless bands are putting the bleeps and bloops of old-school videogames to use on the dancefloor. Add France’s Kap Bambino to the list, as the boy/girl duo of Orion Bouvier and Caroline Martial makes raw-edged, hyperactive, and gothy electro-punk songs that recall the kinetic ’80s pop of Devo and Adam Ant, the vocal calisthenics of Kim Wilde and Missing Persons, and childhood trips to the local arcade. The pair also runs its own label, Wwilko Recordings, which released KB’s sold-out debut album, Zero Life, Night Vision. The follow-up is set to drop any day now.
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