Kyoshi are a band from North London. Fronted by the very amazing Leanne King, a girl with rhymes so wicked she'll flip you upside down and tell you what she's found, Kyoshi's music is an upbeat mix of indie, ska and hip-hop. Pop music with attitude. It's like Tate Modern - full of weird shapes and bright colours.
The band formed in Leicester before moving to North London where they share a house, write songs and do the being in a band in London thing.
Kyoshi, in case you were wondering, is taken from a Zen word that Leanne read wrong. It means 'we are one'.
The band site as their influences the Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, No Doubt and Ian Brown. Says guitarist Dan: "We have a genuinely exciting and vibrant singer that half raps, half sings, proper solid and tight beats that you can dance to and really great sing a long choruses. Bass plays an important role in our songs like it does in all the great bands from the Beatles to the Chili's."
Kyoshi's debut single Bang! is a song about an endearingly clumsy boyfriend who keeps bumping into and dropping things. Bang! is produced by hip production team The Animal Farm and introduces to the world a new band with a new sound and a tune you'll be humming the minute you hear it. Bang!