Band on the Wall returns to Sounds from the Other City for 2019, and we’re bring some of our favourite new artists to their stage.
Barney Artist the 26-year-old east Londoner from Forest Gate who fuses 90s era boom bap hip-hop with jazz for a refreshing sound harkening back to legends such as A Tribe Called Quest and The Roots, and taking influence from prolific UK artists including Kano and Ghostpoet.
Yama Warashi is formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara with eclectic band members. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori(盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino plays keyboard, percussions and sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power staion and broken O.
Yama Warashi (山童) means a small child-like spirit which lives in the mountains.
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