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Sep 16, 2021

Joan As Police Woman (aka Joan Wasser) has shared a video for a new single titled “Geometry of You.” It is the latest release from her forthcoming studio album alongside the late Tony Allen and Dave Okumu (of The Invisible), The Solution is Restless, which will be out on November 5 via PIAS. More

Dave Okumu of The Invisible Shares New Solo Song “Son of Emmerson”

Knopperz Due Out September 24 via Transgressive

Sep 02, 2021

Dave Okumu, singer/guitarist with London three-piece The Invisible, is releasing his debut solo album, Knopperz, on September 24 via Transgressive. Now he has shared another song from it, “Son of Emmerson.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lucy Dacus, Crumb, Colleen, London Grammar, and More

Plus Tony Allen, Ryley Walker, Sophia Kennedy, Everything Everything, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 12, 2021

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2021. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law by the president yesterday and many Americans will soon be receiving new $1400 stimulus checks, as well as other relief. More

Mar 12, 2021

Afrobeat legend Tony Allen passed away last year and now a new posthumous album from Allen, There Is No End, has been announced. Its first single, “Cosmosis” (which features Skepta and Ben Okri) has been shared. More

May 04, 2020

Over the weekend Damon Albarn’s virtual band Gorillaz shared a new song, “How Far?” It features Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, who died late last week, which is why Gorillaz shared the song now, as a tribute to the drummer and Fela Kuti collaborator. More

Album of the Week: The Good, The Bad, & The Queen

Merrie Land Out Now via Studio 13

Nov 16, 2018

The Good, The Bad, & The Queen released their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land, today via Studio 13 and it’s our Album of the Week. More

Oct 23, 2018

The Good, The Bad, & The Queen have announced their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land, and shared its title track. The band features Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz), Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, Paul Simonon (of The Clash), and Simon Tong (of The Verve). More




Reviews

Apr 28, 2021

Had legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen spent the last years of his life cementing his legacy as an architect of Afrobeat, one would have been hard put to blame him. More

Sep 25, 2017

Drummer Tony Allen has already gifted the world at least one lifetime’s worth of rhythmic innovation, working both solo and with legendary collaborator Fela Kuti to alchemize the sinewy, slithering grooves of Afrobeat. More

Oct 31, 2014

For a man in his mid-‘70s, Tony Allen still has a hell of a lot of reach. In recent years, the legendary Nigerian sticksman-once hailed as the best drummer in the world by Brian Eno-has imparted his Afrobeat influence over artists as diverse as Sébastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Flea. More