"Fiery electronic rock…” - Clash
Collaborative project Koto Kill, the brain child of DJ and producer Gabriel Ralls, release their ferociously thrilling debut mini LP Fight Us All, out now via Dystopian Disco.
Filled with beautifully abrasive alternative-electro beats, this release is packed with a punch and aims straight for the gut. Each track features a different female vocalist, bringing their own raucous energy to the fold. Kicking off with the blisteringly powerful War Zone, featuring B3NDU, the mini LP then slides into the attitude-brimming Riot at 45, featuring Beatrice Bonnano’s fierce lead vocals. Channelling her inner St Vincent on next track Fire Down, vocalist Judith Haustein’s smooth, sultry vocal soars effortlessly over pulsating electronica and razor sharp guitar riffs. Also featured on the mini LP are the thickly alluring vocals of Anelise Kunz, Emily Magpie and Dolly Daggerz, each woman putting their own unique spin on top of Ralls’ electrifying soundscapes. Fans of The Prodigy and Massive Attack will feel at home here.
Koto Kill was formed in London by Ralls in 2016. It was originally a side project to his main band Plastique, but when they split in 2017, Koto Kill became his sole focus. As well six incredibly talented females, Koto Kill also features Daniel Birch (live drums, additional synths, acoustic guitar), John Strine (bass), Mo Stellato, Joseph Volcy and Akos Gado (guitars), Tolga Cokdeger (Turkish saz) and Ricky Romain (sitar). Between them, Koto Kill have received praise from numerous well-regarded publications including Clash, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson to name but a few.
With Fight Us All, Koto Kill manage to simultaneously blend industrial rock and dance to create their own full-throttle sound that is guaranteed to rip your face off.
Fight Us All is out now via Dystopian Disco.