Bambara released breakthrough singles 'Shadow On Everything' in 2018, which was dubbed by NPR as a “western gothic opus”. This was followed by riotous 'Stray' in 2020. In the UK they were championed by Steve Lamacq, who called the band “one of his favourite discoveries of the year”.
We all know what happened next – lockdown!! The band used this time to – as they stated - to make better music. The result is “Love On My Mind” – a six song mini-album, mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer.
Latest single 'Mythic Love', which will be on the album, features Bria Salmena (Orville Peck/Frigs) and Drew Citron (Public Practice).
In 'Mythic Love' we see the two protagonists of the record meet for the first time." Reid Bateh explains:
"There’s an immediate attraction that seems almost out of their control. The song is about riding that first manic wave of infatuation wherever it leads, dismantling all of your previous associations with love along the way."
The completion of the mini-album didn't come without its own challenges, with the band’s core twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh (vocals and drummer) and childhood friend William Brookshire (bass) scattered across the US. After remotely piecing together an EP, they scrapped it and decided to reconvene in New York.
They knew they wanted to include a couple of duets and enlisted the vocals of Bria Salmena and Drew Citron and added Jason Disu and Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers), on trombone and saxophone respectively, to expand their sound palette.
You can pre-save/pre-order the new LP here.
EU Dates 2022:
01 March - Paris, France - Élysée Montmartre (w/IDLES)
02 March - Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur (w/IDLES)
03 March - Milan, Italy - Fabrique Milano (w/IDLES)
06 March - Toulouse, France - Le Bikini (w/IDLES)
07 March - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27 (w/IDLES)
09 March - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Razzmatazz (w/IDLES)
10 March - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera (w/IDLES)
11 March - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Coliseum (w/IDLES)
13 March - Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey - Club
15 March - Lille, France - L'Aéronef
16 March - Lefﬁnge (Middelkerke), Belgium - De Zwerver
17 March - Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
18 March - Berlin, Germany - Urban Spree
20 March - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
21 March - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
22 March - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
23 March - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
24 March - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
25 March - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Pop Bar UG
26 March - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Bar
28 March - Cologne, Germany - Bumann & Sohn
29 March - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rotondes
30 March - Paris, France - La Boule Noire
UK Dates 2022:
01 April - Bedford - Bedford Esquires
02 April - Guildford - The Boileroom
03 April - Southampton - Joiners Arms
04 April - Brighton - CHALK
06 April - Hebden Bridge - The Trades Club
07 April - London - Dome Tufnell Park
08 April - Cambridge - Portland Arms
09 April - Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
11 April - Leicester - The Cookie
12 April - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
13 April - Newcastle upon Tyne - The Cluny
14 April - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
15 April - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
16 April - Glasgow - Stereo
18 April - Sheffield - The Leadmill
19 April - Birmingham - The Castle & Falcon
20 April - Bristol - Thekla
21 April - Manchester - Gorilla
22 April - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
23 April - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
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