Here at Songlines Towers we’re always on the lookout for the most exciting music from around the world. Check out our playlist of the latest tracks that we’ve been listening to.
Shanren – ‘Drinking Song’
Tying in with Carrie Gracie’s playlist in the new issue (March 2016, #115) is ‘Drinking Song’ by Chinese folk band Shanren. Minority drinking songs seem to be a bit of a theme this issue. The over-lit live performance is interlaced with fun animations.
The Gloaming – ‘Fáinleog (Wanderer)’
The second album by The Gloaming, 2, is out on February 26. Coinciding with the album’s release, the band will be performing at London’s Union Chapel.
Anchorsong – ‘Oriental Suite’
The Tokyo-born London-based producer merges his newfound appreciation for vintage West African music with his homeland for this track. Read the review of his new album Ceremonial in issue #116 (on sale March 4).
DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko – ‘Kumu’
DJ Khalab and Malian griot Baba Sissoko took home the Track of the Year accolade at the Worldwide Awards 2016 for ‘Tata’. This song is another taken from Khalab & Baba, released on Wonderwheel Recordings.
Sidestepper – ‘Supernatural Love’
Colombian cumbia group Sidestepper perform the title-track from their forthcoming album Supernatural Love in their home of Bogotá. Read more in the new issue (March 2016, #115).