Las Kellies 'Total Exposure'
Fiery Argentine trio Las Kellies return with their fourth album Total Exposure, which is due out on Fire Records in September. The album features a wonderfully eclectic collection of tracks, drawing on their post-punk and punk roots with added inspired from reggae and dance music as well as bands like The Slits, ESG and 80's girl group Humpe Humpe. This beckons a new sound for the band, with the introduction of keyboards, synth drums and more harmonious vocals. The result is a splendidly seductive, cohesive album with a summer party-time, slow-groove vibe and sprinklings of Peaking Lights and Massive Attack.
Total Exposure shows Las Kellies leaning heavily on dub influences thanks partly to the involvement of Iván Diaz Mathé (Ivi Lee), one of the most influential reggae-dub producers in Buenos Aires - having worked with the likes of Lee "Scratch" Perry and Mad Professor. The album also features guest appearances from another reggae legend, Dennis Bovell (who mixed their last album) as well as The Make Up/Chain and The Gang frontman, Ian Svenonius.
Led by Ceci (guitar and vocals) and Sil (drums and vocals), Las Kellies formed in 2005 in Buenos Aires. They went on to release their raw debut Shaking Dog in 2007 (which was described by Everett True as "entirely ace"), followed by their Devo and ESG inspired 2009 album Kalimera and 2011 saw their first LP for Fire Records, Kellies, which received an 8/10 in the NME.
- Boy, Sweet Boy
- Melting Ice
- Golden Love
- Jealousy (Ft. Dennis Bovell)
- A Youth
- King Lion
- La Fiesta (Ft. Betty Confetti)
- Post Post
- Typical Bitch
- Go V!
- Two Types (Ft. Ian Svenonius)
- Illa San Simón
- Hit Me Once
- Don't Look Suspicious (Ft. Dennis Bovell)