Yo ho, yo ho, the pirate’s life for Kallidad.
Gold Coast’s masked mariachi trio Kallidad have changed the rules of the game yet again with their latest release ‘Black Powder’, a rollicking, pirate-themed stomp from deep within their warped imaginations.
Curious yet? This grimy, lo-fi instrumental number gets right to the keel of the matter, with a swaggering groove that certainly gets its sea legs as it sails along its merry musical way.
The song instantly transports the listener to a world where treasure maps lead to buried gold, sturdy ships sail the seven seas and taverns are full of wild, bellowing, dancing revellers.
Try not to move to this one. We dare you.
“This song is already a live favourite at Kallidad shows,” says the band’s Captain Jace, “and is fast becoming infamous as the high point of a live set that has seen the band travel the world!”
We can sea why (sorry).
While perfectly happy wowing the big crowds at Splendour and Montreux Jazz Fest, this swashbuckling trio are keen to get a little more up close and personal with the local fans at a slew of upcoming shows, kicking off with some Gold Coast love at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on 5 November.
If you miss them there, you can walk the plank with Kallidad at Nightquarter on the Sunny Coast on 6 November and Lefty’s in Brisbane on 7 November. All tix can be purchased (gold and jewels gladly accepted) through kallidad.com. Arr.