With tonnes of road miles and extensive touring experience with various bands throughout North America, Europe, and Asia – Ed Fraser and Rosa Mercedes are now excited to launch their new band, KINO MOTEL, while based in Melbourne in 2021. After selling out their debut show at the Tote in January, Kino Motel then played a buzz-filled residency at the Old Bar throughout February, while also releasing their second single ‘Simple Desire’ and the live video and album ‘*Live and In-Person*’.
Recognised by Bandcamp: “Pulsing pop from Kino Motel, ‘Simple Desire’ marries a drifting vocal hook to a pinprick guitar line and somnolent beats.” (Bandcamp New and Notable, January 2021), as well as Triple J: “There’s an awesome sophistication and creativity to the mix and mash up of textures in this” (Steph Hughes, Triple J, February 2021), Kino Motel are now excited to start touring Australia with full live band.
KINO MOTEL is the brand new project from Ed Fraser and Rosa Mercedes, with a series of upcoming releases they’ve labeled grit pop. Following a grimy and particularly sweaty basement karaoke session somewhere in Vietnam in 2019, Ed and Rosa realised they needed to form a band, and KINO MOTEL was created. Named for the bar in which it was conceived, KINO MOTEL listeners can expect dusty melancholic gritty pop. Lots of oil and sand and road ahead.
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