Image for John Frusciante & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Form Kimono Kult

John Frusciante & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Form Kimono Kult

Written by Greg Moskovitch on January 12, 2014

Guitar gods John Frusciante, formerly of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, formerly of The Mars Volta, having continued their musically lucrative working relationship, forming a new band dubbed Kimono Kult, with members of Bosnian Rainbows, Swahili Blonde, and more.

The band features members from Le Butcherettes, Dante Vs. Zombies, and Raw Geronimo, with Rodriguez-Lopez handling guitar, synths, strings, Teri Gender Bender on vocals and guitar, Frusciante on axe duties, Nicole Turley on bass, backing vocals, as well as trumpets and synths, Dante White-Aliano on guitar and synths, and, Laena Geronimo on violin, bass, and trumpets.

Despite the notables in the lineup, the band insist that Kimono Kult is not an “all-star” vanity project. Frusciante and Rodriguez-Lopez previously worked together on several experimental outings, including the acclaimed 2010 studio effort, Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante.

Their debut EP, Hiding In The Light, was recorded and produced by Neurotic Yell CEO and Swahili Blonde drummer and vocalist, Nicole Turley, and is slated for release on 4th March through Neurotic Yell. It’s said to feature four tracks worth of “electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz.”

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

Gig Reviews

Sufjan Stevens – Sydney, Opera House 22/05/15

When Sufjan Stevens announced his intention to produce albums based on all 50 states of the US – beginning with the release of Michigan in 2003, followed by the much acclaimed Illinois in 2005 – it was seen as eager and not to mention impossibly ambitious.

Photos

Sufjan Stevens – Sydney, Opera House 22/05/15

News

Mark Ronson Reveals Killer Guest Lineup For His Splendour Tour

Splendour headliner Mark Ronson has revealed the star-studded band and guest lineup who will accompany him on his impending visit to Australia as part of his Splendour In The Grass tour, including the accompanying three sideshows.

Features

9 Tough Eurovision Acts Guy Sebastian Will Have To Beat To Bring Australia Glory

The countdown is on to the audiovisual glitter-bomb that is the Eurovision 2015 final.

News

Sticky Fingers Cancel All Remaining European Tour Dates

After recently cancelling a string of UK tour dates, Sydney’s alternative rock sons Sticky Fingers have announced they will be postponing the rest of their European tour so they can take some time off.

Music Videos

The Fjords – ‘All In’

Norwegian band The Fjords’ debut single All In is about love at first sight, but the song’s pretty frightening new music video turns that trope on its head with some brutal gun violence.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You