Ibibio Sound Machine Share New Single ’17 18 19′

    Ibibio Sound Machine have released ’17 18 19′, the latest single from their upcoming album Electricity. Listen to it below.

    “This is more of a traditional style Ibibio Sound Machine track which came out of a studio jam we had,” the band explained in a statement. “Eno’s vocal is based around a Nigerian playground chant that seemed to fit perfectly with the playful sound of the instrumental. The lyrics are rhetorically questioning the seemingly meaningless words that come out of the mouths of people, with reference to certain world events of the day. We reworked the drum track with Hot Chip, taking it down more of a post-punk route with a bit of a nod to Tom Tom Club.”

    Electricity, which was produced by Hot Chip, is set for release on March 25 via Merge. It includes the previously shared ‘All That You Want’, ‘Protection From Evil’, and the title track.


    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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