Pepa Knight is probably better known for his role as frontman of much-loved Aussie band Jinja Safari, but he’s recently launched his solo career, and it sounds a little something like this.
His first single, “Rahh!” made waves, showing off his completely unique sound: combining indie pop with Eastern-inspired sounds. His more recent collaboration with Japanese Wallpaper on “Waves” showcased his velvety vocals. And now, “Coyote Choir” has once again proved that this man knows how to write a beautiful song.
His debut album was written during travels throughout India, and the influence is obvious from the very beginning. Jingly-jangly sitars create this vivacious, vibrant atmosphere, and the increasingly frantic riffs and rhythms somehow make you feel more at ease with each phrase. Meanwhile, the indie guitars and Knight’s full vocals add a rich, contemporary and totally original feel to the whole thing.
Pepa Knight’s debut album Hypnotized Volume 1 comes out on Nov 28th.
Tour dates here!