“’Heroes’ is one of David Bowie’s most legendary songs, one of our favourites!” The group say. “It was an honour for us to record our version of it, and in 2022, it still feels as timely a message and otherworldly as it must have nearly 50 years ago.”
In our review of their latest album ‘Electricity’, we said, “The fourth full length from London-based groovemeisters Ibibio Sound Machine offers a titanic showdown between various cultural forces, and lets us in on the explosive results. Firing together traditional West African rhythms of Cameroon and the Nigerian Ibibio language - the native tongue of vocalist and co-founder Eno Williams - with forward-facing electronic fulminations, an inspired hybridity is born. And it’s one which ‘Electricity’ feeds on lavishly.”
Revisit the full review here, and check out their cover of ‘Heroes’ below.
See Ibibio Sound Machine live at the following dates:
16 | Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
17 | Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
18 | Fort Collins, CO – Bohemian Nights @ Old Town Square
19 | Aspen, CO – Belly Up
22 | Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
23 | Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
25 | Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
28 | Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
29 | Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
01 | Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino (Crown Room)
04 | Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
05 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
06 | Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium @ The Catalyst
09 | San Diego, CA – Music Box
11 | Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
13 | Chicago, IL – The Metro
14 | Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
15 | Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
16 | Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford
19 | Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
20 | Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
21 | Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
22 | Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
24 | Washington, DC – Black Cat
26 | Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
27 | Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
28 | Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
31 | Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
A blitzing disco-ball of a record.
New album ‘Electricity’ is out next month.
More names for the festival have been announced.
Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien
The tunes are still busy and layered, but every element of them serves a purpose.