- 29 Mar 01
Kinobe could be the next Moby. Barry O'Donoghue, who could be the next Barry McGuigan, reports
If current mutterings in all the right places are to be believed, Kinobe might just be the next big thing. Or to be more precise, they're the band most likely to do a Moby. In more ways than one. Y'see, apart from making gloriously chilled music laden with samples from a different era, Kinobe recently signed up their biggest hit to date, the swoonsome 'Slip Into Something More Comfortable' to be in an advert. For a fancy brand of beer. Explain, please!
"Well, I don't think we're quite 'doing a Moby' after one advert," reasons one half of the duo. He's obviously heard this one before. "Y'know, a lot of people that work in that business now are our age, and they listen to this kind of music. And they said to us that they wanted to have it in it as it was the piece of music they actually filmed the ad to. Plus it's not a bad advert, there's a lot worse out there. We knew it was going to be used in an ad or a film, so it's better this than any other. I'm mean, as a group starting out, it's one of the best things that's ever happened to us."
The prosecution rests. "Us" is in fact Julius Walters and Mark Blackburn, two twenty-somethings that have been friends since they were nippers. And after a Julius spent a large part of his teens living Down Under, the pair decided to meet up and make beautiful music together on New Year's Day in 1998.