KNOWER [FULL BAND] ft. Rai Thistlethwayte(Keys), Sam Wilkes (Bass), Jacob Mann (Keys)
Supported by Dingbats?! + Sarah Belkner with Matt Keegan
Presented by Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)
Spearheading a new movement in electronic music and intelligent pop, LA-based KNOWER band represents the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi. Trained jazz musicians creating pop masterpieces in electronica, KNOWER began garnering attention in 2010, with their “hypercognizant, cyberpunk” covers of Daft Punk, Britney Spears, Skrillex, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson on YouTube.
Not only is KNOWER’s electro funk-pop at the very forefront of improvised electronic music, but their unique aesthetic and DIY viral videos have become an international internet phenomenon. On YouTube, their 2017 ‘Overtime (Live Band Sesh)’ got over 3.5 million views in its first week.
KNOWER opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2017, and this will be their first trip to Australia, where they will tour their fourth album Life (2016). Their all-star five-piece for this tour includes expat Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) on keys, Sam Wilkes (bass), Jacob Mann (keys), Louis Cole (drums/vox) and Genevieve Artadi’s iconic hot funk vocal style. Their live shows take their infectious energy to another level. Michael Jackson’s legendary producer Quincy Jones, an early KNOWER fan, best sums up why you can’t miss them: “KNOWER will be leavin’ y’all on your knees, beggin’ for more.”