Check out “Pinprick/Criminality“, the debut (double) single released on First Word Records by The Fontanelles, a mighty 12 piece Afrobeat/Ska/World music collective who first performed together as the “on stage” band providing the live soundtrack to “the groundbreaking Broadway production, FELA!” at London’s National Theatre in 2011. Encapsulating the spirit of Fela‘s works the band fuse their own rich and diverse musicality into their Ethio/Jazz/Dub inspired music. They have contributed to film scores as well as featured alongside musical greats such as Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica and Grace Jones. It seems like there’s gonna be no end to the reach of this band. Fresh, enthusiatic and vibrant, The Fontanelles are making music which will define your Summer soundtrack, if not your life’s collection. You can pick up this double A side via their BANDCAMP page.
Released 17th June 2013