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Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine

London’s Ibibio Sound Machine are back with their fourth album ‘Electricity’. Produced by Hot Chip, the release is more electronic than ever, but retains their classic Afro funk energy. Ben Murphy speaks to vocalist and songwriter Eno Williams and co-founder/saxophonist Max Grunhard about expanding their sound, mixing English and Ibibio lyrics, and the endless joys of playing live

"We started a lot of the songs not knowing what was happening, not knowing where the world was really going,” Eno Williams says, talking about...

The two groups wanted to collaborate after catching each other's performances at festivals 

Ibibio Sound Machine has announced a new album, ‘Electricity’, which will drop via Merge Records on 25th March. 

It's the first new full-length from the...

A two-year development project sees capacity increased, one floor dedicated to the World of Music education programme, and a second stage introduced

Legendary Manchester venue Band On The Wall will reopen on 3rd March following a £3.5million expansion project spanning almost two years. 

The development sees the...

From: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoFor Fans Of: DJ Marfox, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Mauskovic Dance BandThree Tunes: ‘Azo Toke’, ‘Malembe’, ‘Tokoliana’

WORDS: Katie Thomas

“We're like a bomb made out of different materials, ready to explode at every show.” Hailing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the...