Owiny Sigoma Band - Wires

Owiny Sigoma Band
Brownswood Recordings (UK) (BWOOD078D)
On first listen Gilles Peterson of BBC Radio1 fame, signed Owiny Sigoma Band’s musical stylings that were created from a trip to Nairobi, to his imprint Brownswood. ‘Here On The Line’ is the second single to be taken from the Owiny Sigoma Band’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album which dropped this year, 2011. In contrast to the hypnotic nyatiti melodies, chattering percussion and propulsive low end that has charmed listeners so far, ‘Here On The Line’ floats gently on a bed of acoustic guitar melded with lilting nyatiti licks, Charles’ meandering drums and Sam Lewis’s earnest vocal. It’s a perfect example of the Luo/London soundclash that made this album so unique and hooked in fans. Check for the ‘dub’ !!

Published Tuesday Nov 29 '11