London Afrobeat Collective Release Brand New Album ‘Food Chain’ 25th May 2015

London Afrobeat Collective Release Brand New Album ‘Food Chain’ 25th May 2015

LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE

 ‘FOOD CHAIN’

Released: 25th May 2015

International Afrobeat Powerhouse Release Brand New Album For Summer 2015

25th May 2015 marks the release of ‘Food Chain’, the brand new album from contemporary Afrobeat trailblazers and firm festival favourites London Afrobeat Collective. Having been at the forefront of London’s live music circuit and attracting a plethora of international bookings following their self titled debut L.A.C, the 10 piece collective set out to encapsulate the energy generated during their live performances and combine this with a newly evolved songwriting ability and refined musical prowess.

‘Food Chain’ is without doubt the band’s best work to date, representing a new level of discipline for the group, keeping true to the original principles of the Afrobeat movement and paving the way for its future as a unique and exciting genre to be heard and enjoyed globally.

Produced by Leon Brichard (Ibibio Sound Machine, Plan B, Fela! the musical) with graphic design by prolific artist Ben Hito (George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic) ‘Food Chain’ is an album of anthemic songs with socially conscious lyrics, set to bold brass lines and hypnotic danceable grooves.

Since Michael Eavis invited London Afrobeat Collective to open the West Holts (formerly the Jazz World Stage) at Glastonbury, the band are now a highlight of the British summer music calendar having staged highly acclaimed performances at Bestival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Green Man, Standon Calling, Wilderness and many more. The group also appeared with No. 1 album selling band Bombay Bicycle Club for main stage performances at Bestival, Latitude, Reading, Glastonbury and Brixton Academy.

Their eponymous debut album, successive single releases and remixes have been supported and endorsed by the likes of Questlove (band leader of the Roots) on ‘Okay Africa’ and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles Funk and Soul show. The band have also performed live on Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ programme presented by Clive Anderson and have earned rave reviews in the national press including The Guardian and Time Out.

The band have also recently confirmed a tour of Nigeria, where they will play four shows across the country as part of the annual ‘Felebration’ festival.

 

‘Food Chain’ cements London Afrobeat Collective’s reputation as one of the most unique and exciting bands in the UK today, having created a highly accomplished work with international flair that’s culturally relevant from London to Lagos.

LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE – ‘FOOD CHAIN’ – ALBUM SAMPLER

LIVE DATES:

23rd  April             Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Rooms (Pre-album launch signing)      LONDON

3rd May                 Hi Fi Club                           LEEDS

15th May                The Prince Of Wales, Brixton (Album Launch Party)                  LONDON

24th May                Knockengorroch Festival                       SCOTLAND

29th May                Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch                     LONDON

12th June              Southbank Centre                         LONDON

26th June             Glastonbury Festival                       SOMERSET

5th  July                  Avant Festival                                                                             ESSEX

12th July              Mondomix Festival                       ISLE OF WIGHT

1st   August             The Fleece                         BRISTOL

 

6th   September           A Festival Called Wonder                                                                       EAST SUSSEX

12th-19th October   ‘Felabration Festival’                      NIGERIA

PRE ORDER LONDON AFROBEAT’S NEW ALBUM ON iTUNES HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/food-chain/id991333327

 

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