Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Moonchild, Robert Glasper, Jordan Rakei, 30/70, Hiatus Kaiyote


band members

Leah | Keys, Lead vocal Rory | Bass Yianni | Guitar, Backing Vox Tommy | Drums, Backing Vox


Influences

Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah badu, J-dilla, Miles Davis


Bio

The Sydney-based four piece have synthesised their own distinctive voice, with a futuristic and progressive take on the psychedelic offerings of 60’s soul, funk and jazz - that soulfully stimulates both the mind and body.

Grounding their sound in nu-jazz and future-soul, the warm, honey drenched cosmic grooves will send you to the moon and back - the perfect foundation to sit beneath the breathy croons of lead vocalist Leah Wilkie.

Kyoshi’s live show has developed into an instinctual, artistic experience - a collaborative experiment between four immensely creative students of music. Their musicianship alone constitutes for an unbelievably tight concert, that’s scored them festival slots as Bohemian Beatfreaks, Psyland, Paisley Days and sold-out countless east-coast venues.

Their audience grows with each performance from a shared love of syncopated rhythms and lo-fi, head-nodding grooves.

Their debut LP ‘Kyoshi’ is set for release later this year, and will demonstrate Kyoshi’s ability to add character to each genre they weave through.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

i feel like in a full live set this would seamlessly meld into the next as the crowd gets totally lost in the kyoshi world.

i feel like in a full live set this would seamlessly meld into the next as the crowd gets totally lost in the kyoshi world.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

No kidding, these guys can play! Shapeshifting neo-soul with a radiant energy.

No kidding, these guys can play! Shapeshifting neo-soul with a radiant energy.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

25 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

this soulful, free sorta jam will have more than a few people rising from their chairs involuntarily to move along.

this soulful, free sorta jam will have more than a few people rising from their chairs involuntarily to move along.