From Magical Mystery Tour to The Doors, via Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix. THE CUCKOOS Roots run deep. Within the band’s swirling, trippy sound, there’s the magical alchemy of Pink Floyd, the enigmatic melancholy of Joy Division, and the epic scope of Led Zeppelin, all viewed through the band's young and constantly-inspired lens to give their sound a fresh feel.
THE CUCKOOS – Kenneth Frost (vox/guitar/keyboards), Dave North (guitar/vox), Eric Ross (bass) and Cole Koenning (drums) – are still young, but seem to have explored the rich tapestry of music from the past to the present, each member immersing themselves into different genres: from North’s early interest in Green Day, Metallica and Megadeth, to main songwriter Frost’s fascination with all things Beatles, they have since travelled through the blues of Muddy Waters and Albert King through the funk of George Clinton and Prince to the more contemporary sounds of Nick Cave and The Pixies ...
With a sprinkling of 60s psychedelica as icing on the cake. “We just want to make music that makes people feel good....and bad , ” Frost explains. “ As long as they feel SOMETHING – something that ’ s passionate and honest. ”
THE CUCKOOS wowed SXSW last month, and play the ‘ Striptease Overseas ’ UK tour in June.