We´re only a week away from the release of Hackney Colliery Band´s new album Collaborations: Volume One, following their widely acclaimed Sharpener, released in 2016.
To bring the album to life,the East London collective enlisted a stellar cast of guests, including Mulatu Astatke, James Taylor, Angélique Kidjo, Roundhouse Choir, Dennis Rollins, Pete Wareham, and Bugge Wesseltoft, amongst others.
Today they share two phenomenal new tracks from the album, ‘Crushing Lactic,’ composed by incredibly talented British composer and pianist Tom Rogerson, and ‘Derashe’ featuring Mulatu Astatke. Take a listen to both now.
Collaborations: Volume One is out on June 7th through Veki
Sharpener, the third album from East London’s nine-piece brass band Hackney Colliery Band came out to wide acclaim just last week. As we had already mentioned, the album features original songs as well as some unusual covers. The mighty ‘Cramm’ off Three Trapped Tigers’ 2011 debut album is one of the songs that has been given a unique brassy spin. The result is a monstrous beast of a song you’ll want to hear over and over again. Here it is.
East London’s Hackney Colliery Band are set to release Sharpener, their third full-length album, next month. Slated for a July 15th release, the record “shows the band on fine form and more confident than ever”, explains the press release, “with powerful new electronic elements and a dance floor sensibility adding to the jazz, rock and soul for which they are known”. Sharpener is a collection of original work as well as unusual covers, including Three Trapped Tigers’ ‘Cramm’, Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ and Kwabs’ ‘Wrong or Right’.
The nine-piece brass band have shared a taste of what’s coming our way in the form of euphoric album opener ‘Jump Then Run’, composed and arranged by Steve Pretty. It will get you dancing for sure.