Leeds based outfit Fold make incredible music merging their creativity as a band with social consciousness. The quartet have announced the release of a new single, ‘Two Past Midnight’, slated for a May 4th release. They’re known for using vocal samples from speeches to convey messages and ‘Two Past Midnight’ is no exception to Fold’s interest in social justice. The new single pays tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who advocated for the right to vote for black Americans and was instrumental in passing the 1965 US Voting Rights Act. ‘Two Past Midnight’ comes backed with B-side ‘Don’t Kid Yourself Baby’ and you can pre-order it now on their bandcamp. Now give a listen to ‘Two Past Midnight’ below.
Leeds based downtempo / trip-hop quartet Fold, led by Seth Mowshowitz, who is also a social activist, together with Josh Gardziel, Ben Walsh and Kane Rattray, are an inspired and inspiring bunch allying their talent with their social consciousness. Having already shown proof of this by conveying messages through vocal samples extracted from speeches from Martin Luther King, Kurt Vonnegut and Jimmy Carter for instance, and by donating three quarters of all their sale profits to humanitarian charities Kiva and the Tax Justice Network, they continue this engagement. Fold have just released a new single, ‘Human Again’, in support of medical aid to civilian casualties in Gaza. The single can be purchased via their bandcamp and all the money made will be donated to the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA).
In an accompanying statement, the band wrote the following:
“We do not align ourselves with political entities – we align ourselves with human beings”.
‘Human Again’ calls to be heard. Here it is.
Leeds based experimental downtempo quartet Fold and London based poet and radio presenter Mr Gee joined forces to craft a dazzling 4-track EP entitled Salvation. The collaborative EP, due out on October 28th, “is an unusual mix of hip-hop, trip-hop and downtempo beats laced with intricate poetic rhythms that have a certain swagger and a strong social conscience”, as they put it themselves.
Ahead of the EP’s release, listen to the title track below. You’ll want to hear more from Fold and Mr Gee.