Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Cairobi.
Warped-minded pop heads Cairobi have never taken the standard route. Early singles ‘Zoraide’ and ‘Gristly Words’ hinted at their ability to twist gloopy psych into palatable morsels, and on ‘Ghost’ they’re solidifying those talents.
Their multinational backgrounds merging into a cross-continental odyssey, ‘Ghost’ takes world music down a pop-tinged path. Shades of Gengahr and UMO pop up amongst the primordial ooze, but Cairobi’s own voice has never sounded so confident.
Stream ‘Ghost’ below - it comes ahead of a handful of dates for the group. Cairobi’s self-titled debut album is out on January 27th via Week Of Wonders.
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09 London, Sebright Arms
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