Rainbow Arabia

Rainbow Arabia

Biography

Rainbow Arabia is an electronic duo based in Los Angeles, California consisting of Future Pigeon and Whisky Biscuit keyboardist Danny Preston and wife Tiffany Preston.

They perform a brand of electronic music that combines elements of Arabic, North African, and Asian musical styles fused with American avant-garde dance pop. They have released two EPs on Manimal Vinyl records since forming in early 2008: The Basta (2008) and Kabukimono (2009). They have also released the full-length album Boys and Diamonds (2011). Rainbow Arabia have toured the US and Europe with Hecuba, Gang Gang Dance and played shows in Europe with Wavves and Mogwai. They cite the label Sublime Frequencies and Syrian singer Omar Souleyman as influences. Their latest EP Kabukimono has found critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. As the project progressed, Rainbow Arabia shifted their focus towards into more cosmic territory aligning with the venerable Kompakt Records who released their first full-length album Boys And Diamonds. Rainbow Arabia return with their new LP FM Sushi. Further expanding their cosmic sound by adding multi-instrumentalist Dylan Ryan (Icy Demons, Ether Feather) into the mix, Rainbow Arabia continues to strive to create songs that are hard to describe but easy to love. Their latest is a decidedly different direction for the group stripping away much of the tropical rhythms in favor exploring a more pulsing, immersive sound that combines krautrock's rolling synthscapes with their signature mercurial pop.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Boys and Diamonds

    Boys and Diamonds 2011

    Reviewed by Chris Power
    With hooks this good, who cares about derivativeness?