Watch Kero Kero Bonito Do ‘Sick Beat’ + ‘Picture This’ at Hype Hotel for SXSW 2015
South by Southwest's 2015 edition may be one for the storybooks, but that doesn't mean you can't relive one of the hottest shows we saw while down in Austin, Texas. Led by bilingual pixie dream girl Sarah Midori Perry, London three-piece Kero Kero Bonito rocked the Hype Hotel stage with their J-Pop-leaning brand of supercharged digi-pop. On 2014's Intro Bonito cut "Sick Beat," which you can watch above, Sarah raps with bravado in both English and Japanese about her feminist concerns, while producers Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled bob at the decks behind her. "It's often said I should get some girly hobbies instead / But that thought fills me with dread / I'm not into sewing, baking, dress-making / Not eating, bitching, submitting."
KKB take things down a notch when they launch into the dreamy 2015 single "Picture This." The bubbly track is all about taking selfies, with Sarah rap-singing, "I really couldn't say why my life is so photographic / Because these days it's just automatic / Show me a pic or it didn't even happen." You can watch that performance below.
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