The Bangkok Five
The Bangkok Five
"These songs have a power that destroys me when I perform them, I physically hurt myself onstage," Frost ignites, "these songs are about chaos, sex, nervous breakdowns, and revenge. I have hurt myself with bad relationships to write this shit. They are a window, not a mirror. You see my soul." The band's talent has been recognized and awarded, not with gold-plated plastic trophies, but with tours and opening slots from the likes of Peaches, Hot Hot Heat, The Cult, The Stooges, The Bronx, Buckcherry, (International) Noise Conspiracy and Papa Roach, to name a few.
The music they've created has continually hit home with the hipsters and straight up rock crowd alike and the title track for the new record was chosen as the lead song on college/tastemaker's Planetary Group's "Stranded In Stereo" (Volume 8) collection. That past series alumni boasts Wolfmother, Interpol, Bloc Party and Baby Shambles to name-drop a few. The new record marks the first time the band will release music in two languages, English and Spanish, vocalist Frost breaks it down, "I left for Europe when I was a teenager to avoid the banality of California life and the feeling that I had no future here in America. I ended up in Spain. When I came back to Los Angeles, I discovered the Latino culture I loved was here all along, living, breathing and making great art.
It was a natural progression to translate We Love What Kills Us into Spanish. They are the real deal. No industry groomed darlings, no hijacking of someone else's vision. "We are not cut from anyone else's clothes," declares Frost, "we have our influences, but our sound comes from our scars and all that we lost to get here, where-ever that is." A juggernaut live, with the band's talent palpable: Frost has the chops of rock's greatest front men to back up his swagger. Whether he's driving The Bangkok Five's wickedly talented four piece, or demanding an audience to surrender to the groove, he is in command and the audience is mesmerized.
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