– UK tour starts this week
– End of the Road, Bestival & headline dates
including London’s Heaven
– New album ‘Life & Livin’ It’ out now on City Slang
Following the release of his new album and sold out UK dates earlier this year, SINKANE and his band return to the UK next week for a string of shows. The tour will take in appearances at End of the Road & Bestival as well as headline dates including London’s Heaven.
Full dates are:
Sept 2nd End of the Road Festival
Sept 3rd Liverpool Central Library
Sept 4th Glasgow Stereo
Sept 5th Barrow Barrow Library
Sept 6th London Heaven
Sept 7th–10th Bestival Festival
Having spent much of the last few years as the core musicians for The Atomic Bomb Band — the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played the music of the late Nigerian electro-funk maestro William Onyeabor –Sinkane’s live shows are unparalleled. An ever-evolving jam-band, Ahmed Gallab is joined both on his new record and on stage, by Ish Montgomery (bass), Jason Trammell (drums), Jonny Lam (guitar) and now Amanda Khiri (vocals) and Elenna Canlas (keys and vocals).
Sinkane’s new album, ‘Life & Livin’ It’ came out in February on City Slang, its message of strength & positivity in dark times feeling particularly poignant for many. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard – and album full of slinky funk and soul grooves with sparkling melodies rooted in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stream ‘Life & Livin’ it in full here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2fNuxYiPQ8GhCc6QYFaYQn
Quotes on ‘Life & Livin’ It’:
“A compelling reminder of the uplifting power of music” – **** The Observer
“Sinkane has nowhere near the fame he deserves; may this be the album that gives you life” – **** The Guardian
“The way Sinkane […] puts positive messages against a vibrant blend of soul, funk and Afrobeat is inspiring indeed”– **** The Times
“A powerful reminder that basic truths, basic rights, are always the most important.” – 8/10, Clash
“Nine tracks that celebrate the type of warmth and spirit that we could all do with a little more of.” – Drowned In Sound
“2017’s Best Music” – NPR
“The best Sinkane album… a breezy thrill” – Stereogum, ‘Album of the Week’
“The highlife bluster and catchy hooks of ‘Life & Livin’ It’ are sweet as taffy, like a bright sunburst of positivity that could melt ice.” – Pitchfork