I was able to get a minute with half of the duo of Koo Koo Kanga Roo to talk about their latest album, “Slow Clap.” They spent their time away from touring with Yo Gabba Gabba, The Aquabats, and Frank Turner (a few of our favorites!) to collaborate with other brilliant minds to create this album of eleven meticulously crafted songs, each meant to be sung at the top of your lungs.
Let’s break it down. Here’s why we like these guys: “200 Worms” name-checks the actual worms that live in Bryan’s backyard compost bin. My mini-golf twins dig the breakneck speed of “Putt Putt Butt Butt” and fall all over the honey anthem “Sticky Icky.” Are you a new mama or got a lot of littles? Put this track on speed play in the morning and you’ll kick butt all day, seriously. It sticks, in a good way.
What is this latest album all about?
The bandmates met with other big kid faves for this latest album. Murs pops up on the summer anthem “Ice Cold Lemonade,” Doomtree’s Sims tags in for the slip-n-slide ode “Backyard Swimsuit,” and Mega Ran tiptoes through a show-stealing verse on “Sneakin’ Downstairs” If it sounds like everyone is having a total blast, it’s because they are.
What is your fave track?
What has inspired you lately in your music?
How did you spend your time in quarantine?
What did you learn, or were there any surprises during that downtime?
Any advice for kids who may be feeling anxious getting back out in the world, or just had a hard year?