NUBIYAN TWIST // Debut single video from soul, jazz, dub, hip hop + afrobeat 12-piece

NUBIYAN TWIST // Debut single video from soul, jazz, dub, hip hop + afrobeat 12-piece

NUBIYAN TWIST Debut single ‘Work House’ released 23rd February 2015 on Wormfood Records

Available on CD and digital formats // UK Tour February-March 2015

UK Tour February-March 2015


Nubiyan Twist are spreading love across the UK with their monumental 12-piece fusion of soul, jazz, dub, hip hop and afrobeat. Infectiously danceable grooves, punchy arrangements, a giant horn sound, upbeat Brazilian raps, turntablism, futuristic textures and dub effects combine with the sultry delivery of lead singer Nubiya Brandon.


The band’s debut single ‘Workhouse’, taken from the band’s eponymous debut album (released 30th March), is set for release 23rdFebruary on Wormfood Records. A laid-back groove, hip hop and neo-soul are fused with a back-drop of ultra-tight arrangements and colossal horn section. Brandon’s rap style is firmly rooted in the golden era of hip hop – a blend of laidback delivery and abstract lyricism.


Grown in the fertile Leeds music scene while studying at Leeds College Of Music, Nubiyan Twist  are now mostly resident in London, with a hardcore faction based at Henwood Studios, the custom studio they built in Oxfordshire out of hay bales and cement as Nubiyan HQ.


Encouraging artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles, notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla, Herbie Hancock and Nat King Cole.


Having won acclaim for their mesmerising live performances, over the band’s 3 year lifespan they have collaborated with Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra) and played alongside De La Soul, Bonobo, Quantic, MF Doom, Robert Glasper Experiment and DJ Yoda. They can also count BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan as a fan.


You can see Nubiyan Twist perform live at the following venues:



13th         NEWCASTLE                       The Cluny

14th         SCARBOROUGH                 Coastival

20th         LONDON                               Southbank Centre

25th         BRISTOL                               Marble Factory


7th            LEEDS                                   The Wardrobe

14th         LONDON                               Brixton Jamm (Album launch)

26th         MANCHESTER                    Band On The Wall

27th         LIVERPOOL                          Threshold Festival

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NUBIYAN TWIST // Debut single video from soul, jazz, dub, hip hop + afrobeat 12-piece