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Las Kellies

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  • Formed: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Years Active: 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

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Las Kellies formed in Buenos Aires in 2005, patterning their sound after the raw post-punk of '70s all-female groups like the Slits and the Raincoats. Comprised of guitarist Ceci Kelly, bassist Betty Kelly, and drummer Sil Kelly (all of whom sing lead and are in no way related), the three women cut their teeth on the Argentinian music scene, starting with 2007’s Shaking Dog! and following it up with a more dancey, new wave-inspired album titled Kalimera in 2009. Both were released independently. After touring internationally, Las Kellies signed to Fire Records for their third outing, Kellies, which was released in the summer of 2011. Their next album, 2013's Total Exposure, was produced by Ivi Lee of South American reggae group Nairobi Dub and betrayed more of a punky dub reggae influence. On board to lend a hand on vocals were Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell and Ian Svenonius.