Plenty of bands take steps to reach out to their fans, but few of them go as far as “interactive dance party” duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo, who hugged literally everyone in attendance after their University of Minnesota—Morris show on March 22. They’re currently touring in anticipation of their upcoming album Whoopty Whoop, out May 13 on Asian Man records.
The guys, Bryan and Neil (who perform using just their first names), described the tour as a “smorgasbord.” They kicked it off with the Current’s Rock the Cradle at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on March 2, and are playing a varied crop of venues across the United States. “We played some elementary schools, we played some house shows, we played some bars, we played at SXSW, we played at a college in Colorado, played a bicycle shop, played a brewery,” Bryan recalled. “We played a…gay biker bar…back patio tiki club or something.”
Whatever the atmosphere, Koo Koo Kanga Roo have no problem fitting their kooky, high-energy show into the mix.