Uman is an exciting preview of KOKOROKO’s upcoming EP and is a masterful celebration of afrobeat, where jazz and funk combine into something magical.
From their latest album Ghost City, Dotwork is awash with peppy technicality from the Brighton based band that write and perform with sheer creativity and flair.
To start a new year, I delve back into an album released just over a year ago from electro-pop ex-pats Yumi Zouma. Persephone is the sort of wide eyed songwriting that can’t help but feel hopeful and spacious. Wonderfully dreamy, and with just the right amount of groove.
I’ve been listening to the dark trip-hop meets indie of November from Babeheaven. The latest from the sparse catalogue of releases from this west London based band.
Two versions of Laura Misch’s I Adore recorded two year apart show the progression and evolution of this talented South East London multi-instrumentalist.
From the ridiculously tight rhythm section that is Vulfpeck, I’ve been listening to Disco Ulysses (Instrumental).
Deeply personal and rich with soulful melody – I’ve been listening to Second Wind from Kadhja Bonet’s latest album Childqueen, which melds sweeping strings and her signature vocal stylings into a soundtrack that is full of both beauty and wonder.
Understated and chillingly beautiful, Ruby Haunt’s A Quiet Evening blends distant vocals with layers of colourful synthesis.
Progressive math rock awash with a huge sonic palette; Last Hyena embody a frenetic energy in their latest EP – I Remember the Future.
October has spun past in a blur and whilst it’s been a month rich with new music releases, I can’t say the same for my blog posts. I’ve therefore rounded up the tracks that I’ve had on heavy rotation over the past four weeks to bring you up to date with what I’m listening to.