NYC’s Bambara offer up new track ‘Heat Lightning’

It’s the third track to be taken from the trio’s forthcoming new album ‘Stray’.

NYC trio Bambara have shared new single ‘Heat Lightning’, the third track to be taken from their forthcoming new album.

The propulsive, and at times disorientating, track gets taken from their new full-length ‘Stray’ - which is due out on 14th February via Brooklyn label Wharf Cat Records - and follows on from previous releases ‘Sing Me To The Street’ and ‘Serafina’.

Speaking of the track itself, the band’s Reid Bateh has said : “The album ‘Stray’ has many reoccurring characters but the most prominent, by far, is Death. For the most part Death is doing his work in the background, or even between, other people’s stories but there are a few songs where I wanted to give him the spotlight. ‘Heat Lighting’ is the first of these songs on record. It’s an introduction to Death in his element, barreling down the highway listening to news of destruction on the radio while stuffing his face with candy. It’s a solitary moment with Death where he can be seen as he is: the kind of guy who laughs wholeheartedly and stupid jokes and yells at the weatherman when he predicts rain. Death isn’t in the mood for rain unless it is the beginning of a mythical flood.”

The band also have plans for a UK and European tour later this year - check out their shows, and watch the video for ‘Heat Lightning’ below.

05 - Sneaky Pete’s - Edinburgh, UK
06 - Stereo - Glasgow, UK
07 - The Cluny - Newcastle, UK
08 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
09 - The Sound House - Dublin, UK
11 - Yes (Pink Room) - Manchester, UK
12 - The Exchange - Bristol, UK
13 - Clwb Ifor Bach - Cardiff, UK
15 - The Bullingdon - Oxford, UK
16 - Bodega Social Club - Nottingham, UK
18 - Portland Arms - Cambridge, UK
19 - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK
20 - The Dome - London, UK
21 - De Zwerver - Leffinge, Belgium
23 - London Calling Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands
25 - Bumann & Sohn - Cologne, Germany
26 - Molotow Musikclub - Hamburg, Germany
27 - Urban Spree - Berlin, Germany
28 - Sunny Red - Munich, Germany
29 - Kulturclub Schon Schön - Mainz, Germany
30 - Trix Bar - Antwerp, Belgium

01 - Rotondes - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
02 - L’Aéronef - Lille, France
03 - L’Espace B - Paris, France

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