We’re delighted to announce Skinny Pelembe, whose debut album came out in May 2019, will perform here in October.
The afro soul Caribou-esque music has the seal of approval from Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Skinny Pelembe is a multi-talented wonder who first came on the scene in 2017. Releasing debut album Dreaming Is Dead Now” on Friday 24 May via Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood he’s been tipped by The Observer, The Quietus and Huck.
Singles “I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner” and “Spit / Swallow” were both picked for BBC 6 Music’s A-List. He’s guested with Lauren Laverne, Mary Ann Hobbs and Tom Ravenscroft on 6 Music, with Jamz Supernova on BBC 1xtra, and recorded live sessions for The Vinyl Factory and Worldwide FM.
He sold out a headline UK tour last year, was booked for 6 Music’s 2018 showcase at The Great Escape, and has supported Nightmares on Wax and Maribou State.
“An absolute one-off, his music flitting between hip-hop, spoken word, drum ‘n’ bass, and jazz.” – Clash Music