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  COOLER KIDS

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Cooler Kids Punk Debutante
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Of all the questions to forget to ask... I'm packing up my video gear in an upscale board room in Beverly Hills, having just been entranced and energized by a pair of Duracell batteries powering a pink rabbit toy drumming a catchy beat. Actually, the Cooler Kids, but it felt kind of like that! The pretty face of this band is Sisely Treasure, and yes that's her real name, while the man behind the velvet curtain is Kaz Gamble, better known as DJ Kazimir. The question that topped my list was "why did you call your album 'Punk Debutante'?" as I can't get even my imagination to stretch far enough to star Sisely as a debutante, nor is there a fiber of punk anywhere to be found in the disco-synth candy of their album or its strongest track and single, "All Around the World (Punk Debutante)."

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After our interview, I decided I really liked the Cooler Kids. Not only did they meet online (Sisely wanted to sing and she admired Kaz's previous releases), the Cooler Kids are playful, sweet and above all fun. Its easy to see why they've been a Disney hit with their "E is For Everybody" - I have a feeling the drug reference was lost on that crowd! Their 11 track debut album is filled with disco-fueled grooves married to straight up bubble gum. I happen to be a (shhhhh) big fan of bubblegum pop culture. Hello Kitty for president! I'm sure I could get the Cooler Kids to perform at the fundraiser for that campaign, and we'd have the support of everyone who secretly still sings along to Madonna's Lucky Star. You know who you are! With their sound, Japanese anime-inspired logo and website (coolerkids.com where they log on to answer questions on their message board at least once a week), the Cooler Kids have got their package neatly wrapped up with a fuchsia bow.

So what' is their live show like? I saw them perform live here in LA just recently, and though they sound like they could be a full band, for right now its Sisely singing, Kaz on the decks... just like those late 80s acts used to do at clubs back in the day. Did I mention they toured with Erasure? You get the picture!

Two of their songs: "Viva La Fever" and "E Is For Everybody" were featured on MTVŐs "The Real World" and ŇAll Around The World (Punk Debutante)," is in "The Lizzy McGuire Movie." Maybe E should be for Everywhere... so put on your retro Deelite-loving headphones and take a bite of the sugar-filled Cooler Kids.

Listen to "All Around the World" from dreamworks.com
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Watch the Video for "All Around the World" from dreamworks.com
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-- written by Jennifer Warner

 

 

 

 

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