KRYPTONITE – Astronauts inflict devilish new-old school funk on their Umami debut

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Fresh off the Singapore boat, Ben Jacob (vocalist, keyboardist), Jonathan Tan (lead guitarist), David Andrew (rhythm guitarist), Benjamin Mah (bassist, back-up vocals) and Eugene Lims’ (drummer) young faces should fool no one – it belies the experience they’ve had in the local gig circuit, playing alongside esteemed artists like Charlie Lim, Tim DeCotta, Disco Hue and Stopgap.

With Kryptonite, the band sound ready to light up the nation’s music scene on their own terms, with their unique pop stylings of old-school funk and R&B that feels like a veritable lovechild between Jamiroquai, Bruno Mars, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The single comes after the band’s previous releases, “Get Close,” and “I’m No Good” helped  them to success at the much-hyped Stärker Music Carnival in Singapore. The quintet has not been shy to pay tribute to the work of other artists as well, notably their late-night-R&B-drenched take on Samantha Rui’s hit single “Better.” Listen to “Kryptonite” in the links above and catch their Samantha Rui cover below.