Artist info

Genre

Pop, Dance


Sounds like

Passion Pit, Sneaky Sound System, Basement Jaxx


band members

Jess Bonnitcha, Eitan Kornfeld, Ross Beaton, Louise Cuming, Will Cuming, Ben Harrison, Justin Olsen


Influences

Pheonix, radiohead, Calvin Harris


Unearthed artists we like

Gypsy and the Cat, Boy and Bear


Bio

Poco la Pax is a Melbourne electro-pop dance outfit that combines the best of live instrumentation and electronic sampling through dynamic live performances. The irony in the name Poco la Pax, Latin for ‘a little peace’, is that there is nothing tranquil about this band. With a firm feeling that good sound can’t get too big, Poco la Pax scrambles together anything they love into their sound – sassy latin horns with electronic samples, punchy fat beats fleshed out with wandering indie guitar and jazz melodies. Poco la Pax throws in the best of big live performance with electronic sampling, but just as important as the show is consistent, impressive song-writing to keep the kids singing along. Poco la Pax began to take shape in 2009 when 19-year old guitarist Will Cuming started hankering for something different. Uninspired by his rigid Music course at VCA and itching for a change from jazz bands, he began tinkering on his laptop with electronic beats, compelled by his obsessive nature and drive to produce new sounds. Schoolmate Eitan Kornfeld was snapped up who, while dreadlocked and directionless after a year in Israel, started contributing vocals to the tracks. Trombonist Louise Cuming, Will’s older sister and natural creative partner, was an easy addition to the band having grown up in a music-centric family. She got her first trombone when she was 10 because she thought the slidey thing sounded funny. But really, she secretly thinks the instrument picks you, like a wand. Ross provides the brooding good looks and dangerous bad boy edge to the band. He’s a powder keg, a real rebel-rouser of the worst kind. But we keep him on for the street cred and his angelic choir-boy voice. Then there’s Jess. She makes the main mouth-sounds. She’s kind of shy. So we put a spotlight on her and gave her a microphone. We know she likes it. Ben’s our whiz kid. He’s like a musical Rain Man. He was a choir boy until the dark day his voice broke, his classical singing career was shattered and he spiralled into an addiction of creating and starring in poorly made Youtube parody videos. Justin is our drumming child prodigy. We promise to return him to his parents real soon.

Review

Samb0

23 Jan 2012

50

Awesome song!

Awesome song!

Review

landi_43

31 May 2012

50

This is awesome, I love it !

This is awesome, I love it !

Review

50

I love this song! its great live too, they put in a great performance at their live gigs!

I love this song! its great live too, they put in a great performance at their live gigs!