This sextet from Los Angeles are widely recognised for their unique blend of Sixties Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock.
The band formed in 2001 after singer/musician Ethan Holtzmann was inspired by a trip to Cambodia. He was joined by his brother Zac and then by lead singer Chhom Nimol, who they discovered in a nightclub in Long Beach. Bassist Senon Williams, drummer Paul Smith and brass player David Ralicke complete the sextet. The group has received much critical acclaim and is described by Peter Gabriel as "spirited, impassioned stuff." Their album Venus On Earth was selected as one of the best world music records of 2008 by the iTunes Store and Dengue Fever were winners of the 8th annual Independent Music Awards for best World Fusion Album.
The group works with several charitable organisations that support causes in Cambodia.