SINKANE announces November UK tour- Album ‘Dépaysé’ out this Fri, May 31st on City Slang!

May 29, 2019
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– Announces November UK tour
– Album ‘Dépaysé’ out this Friday 
  May 31st on City Slang
– To play Field Day next week

Dépaysé is the sound of our major cities, the sound that humans make when they champion their history and choose their own future.” – 9/10 (Album of the Week), Loud and Quiet
“Though Dépaysé’s lyrics are often weighty, the music is energetic and raw, a contrast that speaks to the immigrant’s experience writ large.” – Uncut
“[Dépaysé] mixes the catchy vibes of classic-era 1960s Sudanese pop with feel-good indie rock to create a wonderful summer sound.” – Songlines

With new album ‘Dépaysé’ set for release this Friday, May 31st via City Slang, and a show at London’s Field Day Festival next Saturday June 8th, the SINKANE band have announced a November headline tour!

Sinkane European live dates:
June 04 Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
June 06 Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
June 07 Beverungen, DE @ Orange Blossom
June 08 London, UK @ Field Day
June 09 – Paris, FR @ Vilette Sonique Festival
Oct 27 – Prague, CZ @ Futurum
Oct 28 – Munich, DE @ Import/Export
Oct 29 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
Oct 30 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Nov 02 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Nov 03 – Tourcoing, FR @ Grand Mix
Nov 5th – London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
Nov 6th – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
Nov 7th – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Nov 8th – Bristol, UK @ Trinity

Nov 09 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Nov 12 – Paris, FR @ Bellevilloise
Nov 13 – Fribourg, CH @ Nouveau Monde
Nov 14 – Milan, IT @ Circolo Ohibo
Nov 15 – Annecy, FR @ Le Brise Glace
Nov 16 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma
Nov 17 – Barcelona, ES @ Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm

Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab is an artist with a real stake in our current cultural and political climate. Born in London to Sudanese parents, raised in Ohio, and now calling New York City home, he explains the sentiment behind ‘Dépaysé’ in a letter accompanying the new album(read in full): “Dépaysé is a French word that basically means “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings.”  By extension, it means to be disoriented, homeless. That’s a feeling I relate to very much in these times — and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way. That word gave me clarity and made my journey of self discovery that much more exciting. 

“Sinkane is an American band comprised of people from all over the world,” he continues. “Our collective experience as children of the diaspora helped bring the music to life in the most honest way possible… “Dépaysé is the story of an immigrant’s journey of self-discovery in the Trump era. The music is loud and raw, and it’s bursting with an energy unlike anything I’ve ever done before.”

Dépaysé’ is Sinkane’s seventh full-length and the follow-up to Sinkane’s acclaimed 2017 album ‘Life & Livin’ It’.The band features Gallab, Elenna Canlas (keys and vocals), Jonny Lam (guitar), Ish Montgomery (bass), and Chris St Hilaire (drums).

Dépaysé’ will be released on May 31st on City Slang. Pre-order links can be found here:

Dépaysé Tracklist:
1. Everybody
2. Everyone
3. On Being
4. Dépaysé
5. Ya Sudan
6. Stranger
7. Be Here Now
8. The Searching
9. Mango

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