South African band of brothers Kongos have been taking the world by storm with their massively popular hit “Come With Me Now.” The song has become a radio sensation, a sorely needed rock tune in a sea of pop nonsense.
The sons of famed South African/London-based musician John Kongos, who himself has had two top 10 hits in South Africa with “He's Gonna Step on You Again,” and “"Tokoloshe Man,” the band were perhaps destined for musical greatness from the start. First starting to play together in 2003, in 2007, brothers Johnny Kongos (accordion/piano/ vocals/synths/programing), Jesse Kongos (drums/vocals/guitar/bass/synth/programing), Dylan Kongos (vocals/bass/pedal-steel guitar/guitar), and Danny Kongos (slide guitar/guitar/vocals) released a self-titled EP exclusively in South Africa. In 2012, the band released their debut full length, Lunatic, on their independent label, Tokoloshe. After their first single, “I'm Only Joking,” started to get airplay around South Africa, the band decided to release the album in the United States in 2013. Again, singles “I'm Only Joking” and “Come With Me Now” shot up the charts. “Come With Me Now's” popularity has become so rampant that it has been used in a number of TV Commercials and movies, such as WWE's Pay-Per-View Extreme Rules, Expendables 3, and the trailer for Holy Motors. All this ultimately lead up to the band signing with Epic Records, who re-released Lunatics in February 2014.