‘AFRICAN JAMES’ BOND BY REBEL ACA & FRENCH MONKEY WRENCH
Release date 24/11/2017
The first single from the forthcoming album “Sunday’s Cool” – Coming March 2018
“A sprightly creation built on layered guitars and snare-heavy beats” – MusicMap
So… what’s it all about? Well,.. we thought who better to ask – than the boys themselves… “African James Bond? Hmmm.. yeah… It’s a song about a friend who suddenly lost their smile.. Lost their bounce.. you know? Like a cloud just started following them around… ? It was a song to cheer them up, or wake them up? and say – hey!… Errm.. like … don’t be so sad.. Yeah, well.
That’s what it’s about. We felt pretty good about it at the time. You know helping like that. But did it make a difference?
No. I don’t think it did. But he is better now nonetheless… We think anyway… (inaudible mumbling in the background in French) Actually probably we should call him. as we apparently don’t really know. We just don’t see him as much these day and then you know – out of sight out of… Shit….. yeah.. Thanks for the chat. We’ll call him. We’ll call him tomorrow… let me write that down somewhere… French… you got a pen?”
Well thanks for that chaps. We think. But in other words… A bizarre and beautiful look at life in London from the eyes of an Englishman and ears of a Frenchman. The delectable pairing of French deep vintage sound with the English articulation of the Rebel – something you definitely would not have heard before. “they sound like The Streets high on absinthe stomping around the back alleys of Paris”
“Rebel ACA is definitely an example of the untapped awesomeness on the fringe of British Hip-Hop, and he’s gearing up to release alongside a man named French Monkey Wrench (which means it’s gotta be dope with that kind of name)” -Contentdope.com https://soundcloud.com/user-20948793/african-james-bond/s-mW9YS
Rebel ACA and French met nearly 15 years ago, as one managed, and the other produced a funk reggae band. And ever since –
their completely opposite nature in almost every way – has kept them attracted, like a nut and ratchet. They’re real life childhood nicknames happen to be The Bear, and The Wolf. No-one knows or tends to question why, as it would make sense if you met them – but yeah. We don’t know which one is which either.
Rebel ACA (The ACA stands for – Anti-clockwise Attitude… ) when in full (arm) swing – can break anything, and French meanwhile is an absolutely inspired fixer – sometimes with his monkey wrench. French who sleeps under a harpsichord in his tiny flat with him and his daughter, and the Rebel who never wants to go to sleep – like a young petulant child. And it would seem that they need each other – as apart from the fact you wouldn’t have this album – the Rebel would have no-one to fix his shit. And French would have not enough to do and would start fixing what wasn’t broke. And we all know how that’s not supposed to be a good idea at all.
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