Ibibio Sound Machine - 'Eyio'

8/10

Following on from their incredible and much-loved sophomore album 'Uyai' last year, the London-based eight-piece Ibibio Sound Machine return with their distinctive afrobeat-meets-electro-disco sound for a new four track release of singles we assume did not quite make it onto their latest full-length release.

For those that haven't heard of them, this new release makes for a good introduction as to who they are and what they represent. From the high-percussive sound of opener 'Heart Beats Like A Drum' to the far more mellow and afro-traditional vibe of 'Uyai', this new EP aims to display the multifaceted sound of the group and highlight some of their more lo-fi releases, ones that are less embroiled in the large production values of their studio albums.

For fans of the group, this is a wonderful treat to carry them over from their last studio album. A small, tightly-formed release with all those great Ibibio trademarks of smooth grooves combined with an eccentric flair. A great band whose smaller releases still manage to make a large impact.

More Reviews

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 19.09.18
15 hours 13 min ago

Loveday - 'Breathless'

Dizzee Rascal - 'Don't Gas Me'
16 hours 3 min ago

7/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 18.09.18
1 day 14 hours ago

Moonlight Zoo - 'Wild'

Aphex Twin - 'Collapse EP'
1 day 15 hours ago

8/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 17.09.18
2 days 15 hours ago

Phil Good - 'Be Somebody'

Jungle- 'For Ever'
2 days 16 hours ago

7/10

NEW MUSIC DISCOVERY - 14.09.18
5 days 15 hours ago

Beach For Tiger - 'Toffee'

Pale Waves - 'My Mind Makes Noises'
5 days 15 hours ago

7/10