City Bisco Official After Party feat. Kung Fu, The Swiss, Ichisan
The Swiss, Ichisan
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
This event is 21 and over
Tim Palmieri | Guitar
Robert Somerville | Tenor Sax
Todd Stoops | Keyboards
Christopher DeAngelis | Bass Guitar
Adrian Tramontano |Drums & Percussion
With a tight headlock on the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly submitting critics with their unique sonic chops. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu's tao merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with
contemporary EDM ideology like yin and yang. Although the essence of the Kung Fu Krewe is rooted among ancient jam dynasties, this fledgling "nu-sion" project intends to dominate
audiences while nourishing the chi of all who cross their path.
Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Todd Stoops on keyboards (RAQ), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast). Currently touring in
support of the July, 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk," "explosive," "jaw dropping," and "musically mesmerizing." For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet, the focus is simple: Enter The Dragon!
In a time when everyone who isn't Laidback Luke is claiming to be a "disco act", there is an insurmountable wash of pretenders. Australian trio The Swiss, however, are a legit live disco band who's existence is based entirely on flavour and good times rather than the Cobra Snake and fitted caps. (NERDY BIT: They are a band who are getting Giancarlo Meo tattoos rather than looking up Giorgio Moroder best-of tracklists)
The Bubble Bath EP on Modular Recordings is testament to what lies at the core lifestyle of The Swiss: crisp and snappy drums, quicksand laser-sludge bass, dizzy pops & flourishes, melody rays and synthesised strings that glide on the thermal currents of life. It's as much a breathy telephone call as it is a mid-range Bordeaux shared between ensconced lovers. Beyond the raw and sensual output of the band themselves, the tracks have been remixed by international heavyweights Tensnake, The Glimmers & Knightlife.
Beyond signing to Modular, lighting up the Australian festival circuit, getting "Bubble Bath" added to rotation on national radio station Triple J, supporting Ladyhawke on her Australian tour and melting the faces of thousands of party-goers on a national tour of their own, the boys were invited to the old world to spend three weeks playing to packed rooms from Glasgow to Barcelona to Paris to Amsterdam. The Swiss' journey to the centre of 4/4 has so far not gone unnoticed.