Known for their Engelbert Humperdinck-sampled single ‘Slip Into Something More Comfortable’, British group Kinobe became a Chillout staple featured numerous times in the CD collections and Youtube channel of the iconic Chill-music brand Café del Mar.
The band was formed West London in 1998 by childhood friends Julius Waters and Mark “Blackie” Blackburn after Waters’ returned from Perth, Australia where he spent the greater part of his teens. Despite various line-up changes over the years, Julius Waters has continued to release Kinobe albums.
Currently based in Perth, Australia, Kinobe has returned with their latest single, ‘Falling Star’ which precedes their eighth studio album, Over The Horizon slated for release on the 4th of August via SGKL.
Reminiscent of Air, Boozoo Bajou, and Bent, ‘Falling Star’ is a rich combination of crisp, strummed guitar and big, cinematic violins, that come together to form a sepia-toned soundtrack for a film of their own making. With soaring string lines, funky baselines, and sprinkled with stardust, it is classic Kinobe.
Kinobe describe the vision that inspired the track, “When I wrote this song I was imagining what might be playing on the jukebox while J.J. Cale, John Barry, and Percy Faith play poker in the bar of a formerly-splendid-but-now-run-down hotel somewhere down a forgotten desert highway as the colours of the sunset revive its faded glory.”