Strut announce the signing of one of the best of the UK’s new generation of soulful genre-fluid artists, Nubiyan Twist, with a superb new single, ‘Tell It To Me Slowly’, released on 16th November.
Voiced by the band’s saxophonist Nick Richards, the song is an instant
soul-jazz winner, with lyrics speaking about inner turmoil and a search
for the truth. On the flip, ‘Sugar Cane’ features the unmistakeable vocals of Nubiya Brandon singing of harsh life lessons over an increasingly chaotic groove. The tracks are taken from the band’s forthcoming album,
‘Jungle Run’ which effortlessly weaves together elements of jazz, soul,
hip hop, African styles, Latin, dub, hip hop and electronics in a flow of
thought-provoking and life-affirming music.
The single and album mark another important chapter for a band that
has been consistently developing and evolving their sound since their
formation in 2015 at Leeds College Of Music.
Nubiyan Twist’s ‘Tell It To Me Slowly’ b/w ‘Sugar Cane’ is released on 7” single, digital and streaming on 16th November.
The band also head out for a series of European dates from next month:
12.10.18 Leipziger Jazztage, Leipzig, Germany
20.10.18 Clitheroe Jazz Festival, Clitheroe, UK
28.10.18 Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland
14.11.18 La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
15.11.18 The Reading Rooms, Dundee Jazz Festival, UK
6.12.18 Pllek, Amsterdam, Holland
7.12.18 Gretchen, Berlin, Germany
8.12.18 Musa, Goettingen, Germany
UK's leading light in Afro-Jazz. Lead by producer/ guitarist Tom Excell Nubiyan Twist's live show boasts 10 musicians with
powerful arrangements and live dub processing. Their records see collaborations with some of the greatest African musicians of all time, Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen. As well as working with UK vocalists Cherise, Ego Ella May, Ruby Wood and Ria Moran....more