With a new track and being shortlisted for Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition this year, Bokito have been on the rise this year.
Moses Moorhouse spoke to The Fountain about their new song, Aloof, and what drove them to name themselves Bokito as well their plans for 2018.
TF: You must be ecstatic about the release of your new single, Aloof?
Yeah! It’s a song that means a lot to us as a band.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
It’s a song for anyone who moves country and then never really feels like there’s a real home after that.
TF: Where did the inspiration come from for the name, Bokito?
There’s a gorilla in Rotterdam zoo named Bokito. Some lady was tormenting him behind the zoo enclosure so despite the fact that he was in that big tank most his life, he somehow escaped, found the woman and attacked her (she’s fine by the way), roamed around for thirty minutes then just went back into his enclosure without being shot or tranquillised.
So he had to live his whole life not being what he wants to be, but for half an hour, he got to be the wild animal he was born to be. We figured that that was extremely fitting for us especially if you saw us live!
TF: What are your plans for the future – are we likely to see you play in Scotland soon?
We have lots of plans! We are currently working towards touring and festival work next year and 100% would love to visit Scotland.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Oooh tough question, I think playing Great Escape in Brighton last year was an eye opener for us. We played at 12:30 on a city wide hungover Saturday morning and managed somehow to fill out capacity! Was a truly wonderful experience!
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