The origins of this band are rooted in Zimbabwe, where brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt grew up, playing rather loud rock music to a largely disinterested and conservative agrarian populace. Then in 2001, the brothers relocated to the United Kingdom where they honed their songcraft, drawing their influences from a wide variety of sources with an aim to create something that is different but entertaining and with a hard edge. They played with many a talented musician and eventually formed Kamikaze Test Pilots in 2005, with Simon Buckett joining as bassist in 2009. Kamikaze Test Pilots is as the name suggests, a contradiction - a no rules non conforming suicidal mesh of influences and sounds that constantly reinvents itself with each new song. drawing influence from bands like System of A Down - with the stop start rythms and lyrical content; Soundgarden, Clutch, the Melvins and Alice in Chains - the melodic vocals, chugging rythm guitars and searing solos, world music and a
very many other things. However, most critics agree that the sound is something original and worth the 3 measley minutes of attention people are willing to spare an unsigned band these days. 3 minutes is all they need. Give it to them. Go see them live, they are the shit!
We are pretty stoked to be supporting Deity's Muse in London. They are all the way from South Africa, and are over here on tour supporting Monuments. Come on down and grab a beer, watch some bands and get a t-shirt.