February 2, 2009
Just A Band is a Kenyan house/funk/ disco band whose career was launched with their debut album, Scratch To Reveal, in 2008. Their music has explored various musical directions such as, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, disco and electronica.
The band are also notable for their DIY aesthetic. In addition to writing, recording and engineering their music, the band creates their own music videos, packaging and promotional items and establishing a strong web and blog presence], referencing elements from virtual band like Gorillaz and incorporating anime and animation, illustration and photography in their visual campaigns.
What caught my attention was their self animated music video Iwinyo Piny. I sent the video around and a few individuals thought I had done the artwork as the styles appeared similar. I give credit to them as this was the first WELL done East African Animated Video, simple yet effective. Maybe some time soon I will get to collaborate with them.
Below are stills from the video.