This bands look and stage presence just compliment the energetic lead of King Khan. The guitarist and bass player also do their share of shredding out great riffs with hints of James Brown and Bo Diddley style rhythms. All coming together with some great songwriting and lyrics.
Their latest release on Vice Records "The Supreme Genius of King Khan and The Shrines" has 16 original tracks with some cool song titles. The album has a handful of standout tracks, my favorite includes "(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way, Crackin' Up, and Tell Me". For sure an album I could listen to all the way through without jumping to the next song. I always think that the bands that I enjoy the most always have good records that make me want to go see their live show and play great live shows that make me want to listen to their records. King Khan is definitely one of those bands. Shooting this show for Giant Robot was a nice surprise. I had heard about this band from my friend Steve who lives and saw them play in Vienna Austria. Steve has always had some of the best taste in music out of a my list of long time friends. So his recommendation is always taken with some interest. He also went out drinking with them and said they were really cool people as well. Martin at Giant Robot is also one of these friends with great musical taste. When he asked me to shoot this I
got pretty psyched, cause I'd heard they were rad from Steve. So 2 people with whom have good taste made me pretty excited to check them out.
Well I wasn't disappointed, King Khan came across as a dude genuinely into what he's into. He knows his music and knows how to play his music and found the right band to express it effectively. He also seems to have a good sense of humor and takes his music seriously without getting too serious about it. I definitely look forward to seeing this band again, although I'm sure each time they revisit LA, they will be playing bigger venues with each visit. If they swing by your town or city, check em out.