Kaleo, meaning “the sound” in Hawaiian, are the four-piece band known for their unique blend of rock, folk and blues. After forming in 2012 they’ve risen to fame, not only in their native Iceland but in the US and beyond, achieving critical and commercial success with album A/B last year and seeing their music featured on TV shows from Orange is the New Black to Grey’s Anatomy, as well as most recently on the second trailer for Logan. We caught up with frontman JJ Julius Son ahead of their sell-out performance at the Forum in Kentish Town to discuss touring, growing up just outside of Reykjavik, and the joys of playing London.

By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 3rd February 2017.
Video: Filippo L’Astorina

For further information about Kaleo and future events visit here.

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