Brighton Act Kudu Blue Return With “Somebody To” Track + Video
August 30, 2019 BY Nettwerk
“Kudu Blue’s return is a neon-tinged party in paradise, and we definitely want a one-way ticket to wherever they are.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Kudu Blue are riding a new wave of retro-fitted dance music.” – Mixmag
It’s been a busy year for Kudu Blue, having released the genre-defying EP Auras earlier this year, playing major festivals like Glastonbury and touring with Tennyson, Vök and Thievery Corporation. Now, the ever-productive Brighton four-piece have quickly returned with a brand new single, electro-pop banger “Somebody To.”
Lanced with ethereal trance sounds and a subtle nostalgic nod to 90’s acid music, it features all the hallmarks of Kudu Blue’s classy sound as singer Clem’s impassioned soulful vocal hooks takes centre-stage. Lyrically “Somebody To” is about being in search of finding someone to share experiences with and putting to bed any negative experiences from the past.
Watch the fantastically kaleidoscopic animated video to accompany the song, made by Reza Hasni:
“Somebody To” will be included in the band’s forthcoming new EP, out in early 2020. More news to follow soon.
Kudu Blue will be playing at headline gig in London at Bermondsey Social Club on 25th September. Tickets available HERE.
About Kudu Blue:
Driven by talent, curiosity and an unyielding can-do attitude, Kudu Blue give you a refreshing snapshot of dance music in the UK in 2019, a back to basics postcard from the underground club scene. Their distinctly fresh sounds combine to bring on a new wave of progressive UK modern dance-pop, which has seen them gain a media fans including The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Complex, Clash, Pigeons & Planes and BBC radio DJs Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens, Jamz Supernova, etc.
A band making serious waves, they produce some of the most contemporary music out there, having released a string of singles over the last couple of years. Their sound encompasses influence from across both time and space. From 90s trip-hop & sound system culture, all the way through to Buddhist chanting, and back around to old skool hip-hop & R&B. Made up of Owen (keys), Tom (bass), Creeda (rhythms) and Clem (vocals), the Kudu Blue’s current EP Auras is entirely self-recorded and produced, using a home studio that they moved between their various homes.
The band are currently putting finishing touches to their next record, due out next year.