Reina - Kinky

Nettwerk

Global artists who want a bigger presence in the competitive North American market need more than just a straight forward approach. So, it helps when your band name is ‘Kinky’. This five-piece from Monterrey, Mexico has now set up a branch office in Malibu, California to help them build an American fanbase for their new CD called ‘Reina’. But, things didn’t go exactly as planned. They set out to record the album in a quiet cabin in the Southern California hills, only to have their sessions interrupted by a giant mudslide. Singer, Gilberto Cerezo explains, “Working inside a studio completely covered in mud was like being inside a huge chocolate cake. It made us think of the Mexican Quinceanera parties where parents make a giant celebration out of their daughter’s fifteenth birthday. The girls wear big, uncomfortable dresses just to be Queen or Reina for one day.” Already fixtures in Mexico’s alternative underground, Reina should give Kinky a shot at establishing a beach head on the international music scene … literally. There’s more English on this new disc but it hasn’t diluted their quirky style of electronic rock or their twisted sense of humor. Standout tracks include the first single, Sister Twisted and Monday Killer, a kind of ‘Son of Low Rider’ that features former Men At Work frontman, Colin Hay.