06/11/15

The Deluxe version of Music In Exile is out now!

Having already had a hugely successful 2015, including a recent nomination in the ‘Best New Band’ category at this year’s Q Awards, Songhoy Blues go into the end of the year by announcing their biggest UK headline show to date and a deluxe version of their much-acclaimed debut album, Music In Exile.

The deluxe edition, released on CD and download, features 3 new tracks: staggering re-interpretations of tracks by some of the group’s key influences. A re-versioning of the Clash’s Should I Stay Or Should I Go features new lyrics addressing the difficult decision confronting refugees around the world - a literal “Should I Stay?” and suffer persecution at home or “Should I Go?” and face potential social injustice and prejudice. An extraordinary re-working of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, fully endorsed by Jimmy Page after initially gracing the cover of Mojo Magazine, and a stunning version of Manu Dibango’s classic Soul Makossa, which might be the band’s greatest musical performance to date, also feature on the deluxe edition.

The 3 extra tracks featured on the deluxe album will also be available on the same day as a stand-alone 12” titled Re-Covered.

Buy the Deluxe edition on iTunes / CD (with bonus 3 track demo CD) / 12" EP

 

Praise for Music In Exile:

Etching out their own groove – 4/5 Daily Telegraph

They have all the makings of African-rock crossover heroes – 5/5 The Guardian

Thrilling and vital young African band – 4/5 Mail on Sunday

Persuasively propulsive as anything so far released this year – 4/5 Independent

Set to take London by storm – 4/5 Eve Standard

If you thought guitar music was dead, think again – 4/5 Daily Mirror

A triumph – Observer

A masterpiece, blending American guitar licks with Malian groove – 8/10 NME

Incredibly rousing and intense – 4/5 Mojo

Grit, urgency and delicacy in abundance – 4/5 Q

 

 

Having made their first appearance in London in July 2014 at the Servants Jazz Quarters, the band play The Roundhouse in London on Saturday 21st May 2016 – a staggering ascent for any band.

Tickets are on sale now via  http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2016/songhoy-blues/

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