King Khan & the Shrines
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
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King Khan & the Shrines
In 1999 King Khan, Aquarius and founder of the greatest cult phenomenon since the parting of the Milky Way, decides to put together a musical shrine. The 8-piece band called The Shrines are assembled and together with Khan begin spreading their hypersexual gospel around the world, stunning Krauts and becoming notorious for being one of the most entertaining groups since the days of Ike & Tina.
Dressed in their ceremonial duds, King Khan and the Shrines, are more than just a psychedelic soul revue, imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or Wilson Pickett leading The Velvet Underground, wearing a golden cape that wraps around the world, a Bollywood James Brown reading his self- made tarot cards (WHO DOES THAT!?).
As the love child of Anubis and Kali, King Khan & The Shrines have pillaged countless stages around the world and are known to frequently drive audiences into a sweaty orgy. If musical salvation is what you need, if your soul is searching for true absolution, look no further....
Let King Khan & The Shrines come into your mind, body and soul to heal your every hurt.
Gabriella Cohen makes music that is raw and personal, aching with nostalgia and painted with melodies that recall a languid lovesickness. Her internationally acclaimed debut full-length, Full Closure and No Details, is the product of 10 days and two microphones, a labour of love recorded with her partner in crime, Kate Dillon. Since its humble beginnings on Cohen’s granddad’s nylon string, Full Closure and No Details has made its way across the world, touring internationally with U.S superstars Foxygen, playing a string of European Festivals amongst the likes of The Flaming Lips and Devendra Banhart, sometimes flanked by a 30 piece choir. Cohen and Dillon have now relocated to America, where they plan to conquer the hearts and minds of Hollywood.
‘Seductive, broody and occasionally sinister’ -THE GUARDIAN
‘Nonchalant Queenslander’s solo debut is garage-pop bliss’ - ROLLING STONE
‘Smokey guitar pop, steeped in the Velvet Underground and vintage soul’ – BROOKYLN VEGAN
‘A Jack White riff here, some Destiny’s Child backing vox there, being drawn in is all a part of the process with Cohen’s music.’ MATT WILKINSON, NME.