‘Khruangbin’ is Thai for airplane, capturing the globetrotting nature of this Texan trio. To define them as ‘Thai funk’ doesn’t do justice to their global gaze. 2015 debut album The Universe Smiles Upon You is rooted in sixties and seventies southeast Asian pop, while 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo takes inspiration from middle-eastern funk and soul. Khruangbin’s memorable onstage visual style perfectly conveys the rich diversity of their influences. ‘How much do you love me?’ bassist Laura Lee’s grandpa would ask her in Spanish. ‘Con todo el mundo’ was the only answer he accepted: ‘with all the world’.
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