Come With Me Now - Kongos
To celebrate the 4th July our next LCM featured artists are a band of 'brothers' currently based in the US. South African-born Greek-American alternative rock band KONGOS consisting of four brothers: Johnny (accordion, keyboards, vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and Dylan Kongos (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals). Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay 'Come With Me Know' is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and your toes tapping. It is taken from their 2014 album 'Lunatic'. We love the accordion, which we think is often lacking in rock music.
The band's sophomore album Lunatic was released in 2012. Kongos's single "I'm Only Joking", from their album Lunatic, topped various South African charts, including all three of Tuks FM's charts, and received copious airtime on 5FM and on many other stations in South Africa. The music video for the song debuted on TV 5 on SABC 3 and was in rotation on MKTV. Their second single "Come with Me Now" was in rotation on both 5FM and Tuks FM. The song appeared on the 5FM Top 40 and the Tuks FM Top 30 charts.
In late October 2013, the band self-released Lunatic in the United States. In 2014, both "I'm Only Joking" and "Come with Me Now" began receiving noticeable exposure in the United States, gaining momentum in airplay on radio and being featured in television commercials there. Their song "Come with Me Now" was used as the official theme song for WWE's pay-per-view event 'Extreme Rules' and in the motion picture The Expendables 3. As a result, the band was signed by Epic Records in late January 2014 and the band re-released 'Lunatic'. "Come with Me Now" had sold more than 70,000 copies as of March 2014, but has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA, signifying sales of more than a million copies
On June 10, 2016 Kongos released their second album 'Egomaniac', would be released on June 10, 2016. Their first single, "Take It from Me" premiered on April 15. On April 28, 2016, the second instant grat track "I Don't Mind" was released to album pre-order customers.