Artist: Koko

Country: Sweden
Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock
Reviews: K.O. / If I could win (mp3)
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Koko - K.O.Koko


While you couldn't really say that Koko has a unique premise about it, you could quite comfortably declare that it sounds interesting -- an '80s pop elixir laced with electro tanginess and served up by the tongue of Dear Euphoria. Mmmm, tasty. The thing is that despite the potential here -- not least down to the unique and untouchable voice of Elina Johansson -- this debut full-length falls a good bit short of the mark in terms of retaining any initial interest. It just seems like second-rate, done-before, Swedish electropop that, while well enough executed, gets pretty tired pretty quickly. There's a thin air or pretension about "K.O." -- a feeling that a contrived effort to 'think outside the box' has been the main driving force of any kind of variation here. It's a shame, but at the end of the day -- whether contrived or authentic -- "K.O." just doesn't pack the punch it needs to render it essential.
- John Norby

Koko - The follower

"The follower" is the first official single from Koko's upcoming debut album, due out later this spring via .

Koko - Never listen

A second taste of the new Koko record, coming out in early 2012 via . Once again, Koko is Emil Lundgren and Sven Johansson and Sven's bandmate Elina Johansson from Dear Euphoria contributes guest vocals. Recommended!

MP3: Koko - If I could win

Koko is a new act featuring Emil Lundgren and Sven Johansson and "If I could win" is the first sample of the duo's forthcoming album "K:O". Sven's bandmate Elina Johansson from Dear Euphoria contributes guest vocals here and elsewhere; likewise, Johan Ivansson (Tove Styrke, Erik Hassle) and other famous Stockholm-dwellers lend their talents to other tracks. More details will be revealed in time, meanwhile just enjoy this one song.

Koko - If I could win