Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Music Dance - Tanya MacNaughton

GRIT pop trio The Kin are a suc­cess story who were in the right place at the right time.

Not only did Aus­tralian­raised brothers Isaac and Tho­rald Koren bump into US-born bare-handed drum­mer Shak­er­leg while he was busk­ing in the New York sub­way, but a chance meet­ing with Pink at an LA char­ity event led to them sup­port­ing the singer dur­ing her 2013 tour.

“She got to see us play in a house in LA, then about a year or so later a guy we were writ­ing with, Billy Mann, rein­tro­duced us and sug­gested the pos­si­bil­ity of tour­ing with her,” Tho­rald said.

“She said yes and called us di­rectly. Then we had this se­ries of lucky turns where bands broke up, things got resched­uled and we went from play­ing the orig­i­nal 20-date arena tour to do­ing 40 dates across the whole Aus­tralia and US tour.”

Cur­rently head­lin­ing their own Aus­tralian tour, The Kin will per­form at Mo­jos, Fre­man­tle, on Oc­to­ber 30, and The Rose­mount, Perth, on Oc­to­ber 31.

“Since re­leas­ing our Get On It EP we’ve writ­ten almost an al­bum’s worth of new songs, so we’ll play the new stuff as well as those on Get On It,” Isaac said. Known for mak­ing trou­ble with their “mu­si­cal rob­beries”, by burst­ing into song in a high-traf­fic pub­lic area, the guys said they might just “rob” some­where while in Perth and, given their Amer­i­can ties and the dates, pos­si­bly in full Hal­loween garb.

The Kin – Isaac Koren, Shak­er­leg and Tho­rald Koren.

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