TUKAN’s debut album out this week; listen to new single ‘206’

We’re just a couple of days away from the release of Atoll, the debut album from Brussels based quartet TUKAN. An exciting and exhilarating album, it draws from influences and genres aplenty, from electronic music to jazz and post-rock and the band cites bands like Tortoise, Badbadnotgood, Floating Points, Squarepusher and Lone as reference point. Atoll arrives on November 18th through Magma/NEWS and TUKAN have recently enticed us with their newest single ‘206’. Take a listen now.

Run Logan Run share third single ‘Project Pigeon Missile’

With Run Logan Run’s new album, Nature Will Take Care Of You, just over two weeks away, the adventurous drum-and-sax duo of Andrew Neil Hayes and Matt Brown release today a third single called ‘Project Pigeon Missile’. Of the track, Brown commented:

“At first this track came together in a more traditional Run Logan Run fashion via starting rehearsals with long improvisations. I’d been listening to a lot of Ahmad Jamal at the time so that has a very clear influence. The special thing about this track is it was the first time that Andrew had the idea of bringing in Annie Gardner to sing! Safe to say the collaboration worked.”

Listen to ‘Project Pigeon Missile’ and grab Nature Will Take Care Of You when it’s out on November 25th through Worm Discs.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2022: Watkins / Peacock

There’s just three days to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

 

Watkins / Peacock

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Performing Saturday 12th November at LE:EN (part of DJ Fitz presents)

Entrancing electro-acoustic duo Watkins / Peacock inhabit a sonic world at the borderlands of improvised music, krautrock and dub traditions. Visionary musicians, singular improvisers and prolific collaborators, Watkins and Peacocks’ list of projects includes Black Spirituals, Kronos Quartet, Mwahaha, tUnE-yArDs, and many others. Formed in 2017, the duo’s powerful hybrid of digital and analog conveys an ineffable sense of joy and resonance between their distinct musical approaches. We can’t wait to see them perform at Le Guess Who?. And today Peacock tells us which other artists he is looking forward to seeing. Read on to find out.

 

Fulu Miziki Kolektiv

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Performing Thursday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“Ever since I heard Sun Ra, the album Lanquidity, I’ve been into Afrofuturism… Fulu has their own thing completely and I’m very drawn to them… also love the what I believe to be instruments that they have built themselves!”

 

Cate Le Bon

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Performing Saturday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg
“Don’t know much about her but the tracks I’ve checked out are very cool… looking forward to seeing her perform”

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Horse Lords

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Performing Sunday 13th November at TivoliVredenburg (curated by Animal Collective & clipping.)

“They make music that I like to make… ”

 

Photo: Margaret Rorison

Le Guess Who? will take place 10-13 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Bibio’s tenth studio album, BIB10, out now

Bibio has been turning our heads for a long time, constantly taking exciting and unexpected turns from album to album since his 2005 debut album. Last month saw him release his tenth studio album aptly titled BIB10. “I like contrast between my albums,” Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio explained. “When I finish an album, I crave doing something different for the next one.”

With influences drawn from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, BIB10 brings the groove back to forefront, with irresistible funky pop songs touching on disco and soul. Speaking about the album, he comments:

“I think as ten is such a milestone, I wanted this record to be more of a party album. It also has its dreamy and melancholy moments, but there’s a lot of fun and playfulness in this album”

BIB10 is out now through Warp. For a taste of what Bibio is throwing at us, watch his self-directed video for ‘S.O.L.’ below, and listen to the lead single ‘Off Goes The Light’ straight after.

Sarathy Korwar shares third single ‘Remember To Look Out For The Signs’

As The Leaf Label prepares for the release of Sarathy Korwar‘s impending third album Kalak, a new mesmerizing single from the London based, American born and Indian bred percussionist, producer and composer is now streaming. Titled ‘Remember To Look Out For The Signs’, it follows previously released singles ‘Remember Begum Rokheya’ and ‘Utopia Is A Colonial Project’. “’Remember To Look Out For The Signs’ is currently my favourite song on the album,” Korwar said of the track. “Hypnotic and polyrhythmic drum grooves that epitomise the cyclicality of KALAK. It’s a warning call, a reminder that change happens incrementally and if we don’t pay attention, it might be too late.”

The single is offered with a visualiser filmed by Korwar and Fabrice Bourgelle. Watch it now.

Kalak is out on November 11th through The Leaf Label.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2022: Flash Amazonas

There’s just over a week to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

 

Flash Amazonas

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Performing Saturday 12th November at LE:EN (part of DJ Fitz presents)

Photo: Sunao Maruyama

Colombian musician Julián Mayorga and Japanese producer/multi-instrumentalist Ryota Miyake hit it off when they met in 2015 at an artistic residency in Montreal. Quickly churning out countless musical ideas, the pair decided to start Flash Amazonas. A perfect pairing, they are not afraid to take risks and embrace daring compositional choices, taking in disparate influences including DIY punk bolero, Latin American music, Japanese new wave and synth pop, spiced up by a tongue-in-cheek approach. They have just released their second album last week, uva uva, an exuberant and exhilarating 11-track feast capturing the work of two multi-talented artists at the top of their game. We can’t wait to see them performing it live at Le Guess Who? and today they tell us which three bands they’re most excited to see at the festival. Read on to find out.

 

Romperayo

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Performing Saturday 12th November at EKKO (part of Coco María presents Club Coco)

“One of the most exciting and innovative projects in new Latin American music! Pedro Ojeda’s approach to percussion is unique and so beautiful and inspiring!”

 

Masayoshi Fujita

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Performing Saturday 12th November at Janskerk
“Ryota played at the same event with him once in Tokyo – it’s great to see him performing abroad.”

 

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

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Performing Saturday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“Kakkoii! <3 HAHA”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 10-13 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.