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Krakatoa from SE london in the UK are a 5 piece band with perspective on current day events. Darien Smith (Vocals / harmonica) Jack O’Shea (guitar / Vocals) Andrew Monin (Bass), Josh Schwegler (Guitar / vocals) and Josh Boulton (Drums) form a tight and energetic outfit with a message not of despair but of change.



Krakatoa are a high energy band who take influences from the ’60s and ’70s and turn their focus on issues facing us now, recent songs looking at the recession and bankers bonuses, do not slump into songs of despair but ones of change.

Their enthusiastic playing and pared back production leave clean songs with clear messages and an infectious sense of hope. They switch easily between powerful bass driven pieces and slower thoughtful material, with lyrics which are typical of South East London, direct and self explanatory.

As a SE Londoner by heart myself, it is always great to hear bands from this area who 20 years after I stopped playing are still pushing out the message that it is up to us to take control of our own lives.

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With a recent release and an 18 date tour about to start, Krakatoa are ready to do a namesake. We will get more information on the tour and release over the next few days, keep your eye on the indie bands blog for more about the best indie bands across the globe.

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11 Responses to “Krakatoa”
  1. Robert says:

    Krakatoa @ the Social on monday….gonna be soooo great. cant wait!

  2. Tim says:

    @ smitty.

    Wont be able to get to it unfortunately. If you get any pic let me knwo and I will post them

  3. smitty says:

    Krakatoa on at Dirty South NYE should be a great
    night..Be There

  4. [Blocked by CFC] Sharon Smith says:

    Great band 2 c live. Fantastic lyrics and tunes. If u get the chance go and c this band

  5. Bill Cunningham says:

    Caught the 2nd half of their set at Perth Concert Hall.A very polished performance for a young band

  6. smitty says:

    saw krakatoa at kentish town and brighton I agree
    with you ary they are ace the crowd reaction was

  7. ary says:



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