Way more upbeat than Hold Tight's sleek, sultry, gospel-Sade vibe, on New Name Sinkane seems determined to prove that he's one of the funkiest artists around right now. Anyone who caught the William Onyeabor tribute shows that Sinkane led will know he has the capacity to lead an impossibly groovy live band, but here's your proof that he can pull off the same in the studio. It's just got such ridiculously tight drum play, such a taut bassline, such a warm bass tone that cuts down to the soul… and then there's the brass.
What we're basically saying is that, unless you're dead on the inside, this song should hit the sweet spot and get you moving.
September 4th: First We Take Berlin Festival, Berlin
September 5th: Grelle Forelle, Vienna
September 6th: Deep Into The Woods Festival, Heer-Sur-Meuse
September 7th: Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland
September 9th: Ekko, Utrecht
September 10th: La Badadoum, Paris
September 11th: Shacklewell Arms, London
September 12th: Big Next Festival, Ghent
September 16th: Iboat, Bordeaux
September 17th: Scopitone Festival, Nantes
September 18th: Palace, St. Gallen
September 20th: Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
November 22nd: Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg
November 23rd: Pret A Porter Festival, Heidelberg
November 24th: Atomic Café, Munich
November 25th: Conne Island, Leipzig
November 26th: Berlin, Lido
November 28th: Amsterdam, MC Theatre
November 29th: Week-End Festival, Cologne
December 1st: Oslo, London
City Slang/DFA release 'Mean Love' on September 1st 2014 (pre-order).