Having recently signed to Brownswood Recordings, announced via new track, I'll Be On Your Mind, Skinny Pelembe lines up his first single proper for the London imprint. Spit / Swallow spans pastoral pop, psychedelic textures and hip-hop-tipped, chopped and spliced guitar, interlacings samples with rolling drum breaks and echoed falsettos. B-side Toy Shooter follows in similar fashion, bridging psych-rock exaltation with beat-head, synth-jamming production.
Born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, Skinny Pelembe is based in London. I'll Be On Your Mind has been receiving radio support from Lauren Laverne on 6 Music, Huw Stevens on Radio 1, Jamz Supernova on 1xtra and Tom Ravenscroft on 6 Music, with previous single Seven Year Curse picking up airplay on Benji B on Radio 1 and Gilles Peterson on 6 Music.
Peterson has shepherded his rise, first through his Future Bubblers programme for new artists, followed by his inclusion on legendary compilation series Brownswood Bubblers. He's been profiled by Pigeons & Planes and Clash, and Seven Year Curse was supported in record shops like Rough Trade, Sounds of the Universe, Phonica and Sister Ray.
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