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Mungo's Hi Fi Share 'Babylon Raid'

Glasgow-based soundsystem and production unit, Mungo's Hi Fi, share the first track from their new album, More Fyah, released July 19 via Scotch Bonnet Records. ‘Babylon Raid’, featuring Jamaican reggae legend Max Romeo, is a roots-sampling dancefloor demolisher, and also features UK singer and MC, Eva Lazarus.

Mungo’s new album More Fyah, is a stunning collaboration with Eva and follows the success of their 2017 hook-up on the critically acclaimed Amsterdam EP. A genre-melding masterpiece, it traverses between reggae, dub, dancehall, grime, hip hop and other bass flavours. Eva seamlessly tackles every track with her unique lyrical flow and wide vocal range, matched by Mungo's infectious signature sound.

Raised out of one of the most musically creative cities in the UK, Mungo’s Hi Fi have made a massive contribution to Glasgow’s story with a respectful nod to Jamaican sound system tradition.  Founded in 2000, Mungo’s was formed by two like-minded DJs, inspired by the free party scene but following the Jamaican tradition of King Tubby and Prince Jammy. True to reggae/dancehall’s DIY ethos, they built their first sound from speakers found in a skip and began producing on an old Atari. They started inviting visiting vocalists to their regular nights in Glasgow to hold the mic and then join them in the studio. Following early recordings on London’s Dubhead Records, including debut album Mungo’s Hi Fi Meets Brother Culture, they founded the Scotch Bonnet Records label in 2005.

 

Tracklisting:

A1.         ‘Dub Be Good To Me’

A2.         ‘We Weren't Made For This’

A3.         ‘More Fyah’

A4.         ‘Light As A Feather’ (ft. Kiko Bun)

A5.         ‘Amsterdam’

B1.         ‘Babylon Raid’ (ft. Max Romeo)

B2.         ‘Gasoline’

B3.         ‘Live My life’

B4.          ‘Warrior Code’

B5.          ‘Bad Gyal’

 

 

Fangclub Announce New Album And Tour

Set for a July 5 release on Vertigo Records, Vulture Culture, was recorded during an isolated, month-long stint at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales with producer duo Alex Loring & Tom Andrews, that tested and toyed with the band. “We always work best in isolation,” says drummer Dara Coleman. “I jokingly went into it saying ‘I’m willing to lose my mind for this album’. Around day twenty, things started getting weird - I started getting paranoid that everyone in the house hated me". “There was a real atmosphere of obsession from everybody,” adds vocalist/guitarist Steven King. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done. The theme of the album became violent, there’s a lot of violence in the tone of it, towards yourself and other things.”

Steven forced himself to write his lyrics at the last minute, to ensure they were as raw and honest as possible. “It comes off as a heavier record because I didn’t have time to hide the real stories. It really captured something. The pressure added to it, like ‘that line’s pretty revealing but I have to put it down, I don’t have anything else’. We could’ve gone in and made another debut, this punk thing with loads of hooks, or I could back myself into a corner. It’s a strangely revealing and personal album but I don’t feel afraid to share it because it’s almost as if I’ve expelled the things.”

In summing up Vulture Culture, Steven says “We are so proud of this record.  It’s a culmination of a lot of chaos and inner mental violence which almost capsized the band.  Making this record got us through the fog and we have a new lease of life. The energy is real, the chaos makes sense and the violence is fuel for the fire.”

Track Listing:

June

8th Co. Meath, Ireland - Slane Castle (Supporting Metallica)

July

26th Standon, UK, Standon Calling Festival

27th Pikehall, UK, Y-Not Festival

October

2nd Liverpool, Zanzibar

3rd Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club

5th Glasgow, The Attic Bar

6th Newcastle, Riverside 2

7th Edinburgh, The Mash House

9th Hull, Adelphi

10th Manchester, Night People

11th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

12th Guilford, Boileroom

13th Bristol, Crofters Rights

14th Exeter, Cavern Club

16th London, Camden Assembly

17th St. Albans, The Horn

19th Brighton, The Green Door Store

20th Southampton, Joiners

December

13th Dublin, Button Factory

 

 

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