Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, the music of Ibibio Sound Machine combines elements of West African highlife,disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.
Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album while a large dose of electronic inspiration and an approach influenced by both London and West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed.
From the banging sub-bass of 'Lets Dance' to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album's opening track 'Voice of the Bird', the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.
The eight-piece live band made their official live debut at the last Transmusicales in France and will be a name to look out for in 2014 .Their pulsating first single Let's Dance and ʻTalkingFish were added to the BBC 6 Music playlist.
“Veers intriguingly between the contemporary and echoes of the 70s and 80s” Guardian
“Sounds as if Grace Jones and James Murphy are playing Ghanaian highlife for their lives.” NME
Support: 11-piece Ulverston drum band Deatbeats
Box office Kerry set to swap headset for snare drum at Ibibio gig
Our box office supervisor extraordinaire Kerry Turner will be joining the fantastic Ulverston-based drum band Deatbeats in the Malt Room on Friday night.
Deatbeats will be perfoming a powerful set of energetic drumming as support act for Ibibio Sound Machine.
They are well-known on the local festival circuit so why not come along and show them some support?!
Venue: Malt Room standing and dancing
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