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"Kiosk's stinging political satire is hidden within its blues and folksy sound...Their lyrics are a social commentary on the issues that affect the daily lives of Iranians all over the world."

BBC World

 

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"Songs that speak to a generation" -BBC World


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"A band that can criticize the Iranian government without retribution"

TIME Magazine


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"Kiosk are the pioneers of Iranian Rock" 

Die Tageszeitung (The Berlin Daily Newspaper)


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"Sobhani's [culturally] "diagnostic" texts, formed using the comprehensive range of the Persian language, have become a guiding light for many"

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper)


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"[Kiosk's 'Love for Speed'] will give you a flavor of the sort of music that booms out of rickety taxis and flash cars alike in city's maddening traffic. Kiosk are very popular in Iran." 

The Guardian


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"If anything, as the street protests have been silenced, the music has grown louder and angrier...In a song about last June's election, Arash Sobhani, of the rock band Kiosk, calls the clerics who supervised the elections "dinosaurs" and says, "Compassion under the blow of batons; we all saw your justice." 

The New York Times


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"One of the most influential underground rock bands to emerge since the 1979 Iranian Revolution." 

Inter Press Service


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“An eclectic sound that incorporates a multitude of instruments and styles...one of the most innovative bands in the Iranian expat community"  

Frontline PBS


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“Despite his poignantly powerful lyrics, which he tends to deliver at high speed, [Sobhani] has a smooth, melodic tone that belies the fire and rage of one of Iran's most prolific contemporary social critics" 

Frontline PBS


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"A musical style reminiscent of Mark Knopfler, with politically sharp and ironic lyrics" 

Mondiaal Magazine, The Netherlands


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"Kiosk continues to be hugely popular among young Iranians"

Radio Free Europe


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"A big departure from the pop-heavy Iranian music scene...What makes Kiosk truly special is the combination of their sound and lyrics" 

The LAist


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"A powerful new style with an emergent voices entirely its own...Lyrics that actually mean something, expressing the growing frustration and boredom with an increasingly materialistic and decadent life in modern day Iran. A refreshing and honest commentary on the superficial social scene Iran has become."

Iranian.com


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"Celebrating the blues rock style of Dire Straits, J.J. Cale, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Stevie Ray Vaughn, with a pinch of gypsy rock every now and then, Kiosk's music rings pleasantly familiar to Western ears. Cool, politically savvy, and surprisingly sincere" 

The Levantine


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"Currently the most influential and popular Iranian band"--Bonnapart.de., Bonn, Germany

"Deeply touching songs...hauntingly beautiful lyrics"

Mideast Tunes

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