|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, experimental rock, art rock, afrobeat, worldbeat|
|Associated acts||WEAVE!, John Frusciante, Duran Duran, Warpaint (band) The Like devo|
Laena Geronimo (Myers-Ionita)
Swahili Blonde is an experimental musical project formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Founded by former 'WEAVE!' drummer and vocalist Nicole Turley, violinist and bassist Laena Myers-Ionita, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and multi-instrumentalists Stella Mozgawa and Michael Quinn. Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante performs guitar on the band's recordings.
Swahili Blonde is currently signed to Manimal Vinyl. They have made their live debut at 'The Echo Club' in Los Angeles on July 10, 2010. The band utilizes disorientating chord progressions and obscure rhythms, with songs featuring a variety of instruments. The live band line-up features Nicole Turley, Laena Geronimo (Myers-Ionita), Michael Quinn, Dante Adrian White-Aliano, Alan Myers, Arianna Basco, and Heather Cvar.
Swahili Blonde's first digital single, entitled "Elixor Fixor" was released on iTunes on December 13, 2009, with a second, "Dr. Teeth", released in March 2010. The project's debut album, Man Meat, was released on August 3, 2010.
- Man Meat (2010)
- Psycho Tropical Ballet Pink (2011)
- Deities in Decline (2014)
- "Elixor Fixor" (December 2009)
- "Dr. Teeth" (March 2010)