The fine folks at MERGE records sent us a promo for the upcoming Ibibio Sound Machine release, Uyai (pronounced 'you eye'). The record absolutely glitters with energy and a charming afrocentric sound.
There are nods to 80's pop, electronic and funk - and the entire album is danceable and seems tailored to big, fun live shows.
We'll have the record when it releases on MARCH 3, 2017. Fans of the Tune Yards, John Wizard and even Daptone record releases will find themselves absolutely tickled by this artist!