Incoming! UK premiere of legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen’s tribute to jazz pioneer Art Blakey. 24th March, The Forum, Kentish Town. With Seun Kuti, The Heliocentrics + KOA. Oof!
TONY ALLEN x ART BLAKEY
VAUDOU GAME RISING
Very happy to say we are now the offical UK agent for legendary afrobeat innovator Tony Allen.
“without Tony Allen, there would be no afrobeat” – Fela Kuti
“perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived” – Brian Eno
He will be coming to UK on March 24th at The Kentish Town Forum along with Seun Kuti, Heliocentrics, XOA + Melt Yourself Down…
Soccer 96 spring tour
Soccer 96 out on the road in Feb 2017 promoting their amazing ‘As Above So Below’ album on Slowfoot…
Vaudou Game – Songlines Best Albums 2016
LET ME KNOW – out now
All that jazz? The Mobo awards are failing the UK’s jazz scene – Shabaka Hutchings
The Comet is Coming and Sons of Kemet’s Shabaka Hutchings writes for the Guardian
“Great music will always be made by artists with or without industry acknowledgement, and the new face of jazz is every year steadying its message and sound. When the industry finally catches on to what it should be proud to proclaim as representative of a homegrown scene, it will be ready to take on the world stage.”
Afriquoi: Abobo Nation remix EP
Abobo Nation remix EP is out next week, with remixes from The Busy Twist, LV, Octa Push, Ranga + Wonky Logic. Download + listen now here
New video from Me & My Friends!
Alsarah & the Nubatones join Wormfood + Bandcamp feature!
Vadou Game join Wormfood!
The Comet is Coming for Mercury Music Prize album of the year
We’re so pleased that The Comet is Coming have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize album of the year for the epic and excellent “Channel the Spritis”, and it’s your last chance vote them to the top of the pile.
Vote here http://
Wormfood x Camberwell Fair
Very pleased to say we’ll be hosting the main stage at Camberwell Fair this year with Nubiyan Twist, Jus Now, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade, Jally Kebba Susso, the London Lucimi Choir, Peckham Chamber Orchestra and Shahlaa discovers presenting fresh London talent.
We’ll also be hosting the official after party over at Hootananny Brixton!
Afriquoi secure funding from the PRS Foundation
Afriqoui are thrilled to announce the we have been funded by the PRS Foundation to record their next studio album and put together a bigger, better live show to take around the world. Onwards and upwards!
Soccer96 Boiler Room exclusive
Soccer96 have a new track out and it’s ben premiered on the ever-venerable Boiler Room, check out the mind-bending analogue/spacey brilliance of Megadrive Lamborghini here.
This is the first track to be aired from their new album “As Above So Below”, which is set for release on on September 25th, you can pre-order the album here.
AFRIQUOI ON BBC
BBC Focus on Africa invited Afriquoi in for a live session and interview. Check it here
SORCERESS DO THE UK
Nubiyan Twist headline Wormfood at Passing Clouds!
Very happy to announce our favourite band, Nubiyan Twist, at our favourite venue for a special intimate show as part of Passing Clouds 10th anniversary season!
Catch Nubiyan Twist headlining alongside one of our favourite beatmakers J-Felix (Tru Thoughts) and North London hip-hop / soul powerhouse Grand Wa Zoo and upstairs it’s The Rhythm Social Club making this a truly tantalising party proposition.
More info here
AFRIQUOI EP OUT TODAY
UK afro electronic pioneers Afriquoi present Abobo Nation Part 1, their second full release on Wormfood, following on from the success of their September 2015 debut album ‘Kolaba’.
They will be celebrating with a headline show at London’s all new Jazz Cafe tomorrow (Saturday 18th June), more info here
Nubiyan Twist: Siren Song
United Vibrations “The Myth of the Golden Ratio” out now
One of our favourite bands, United Vibrations‘ third LP “The Myth of the Golden Ratio” is out now! Catch them in London on the 26th of March atBitesize live + United Vibrations – The Myth of the Golden Ratio UK Tour Launch and head to their website to get a copy: www.unitedvibrations.co.uk
For live booking enquiries see their profile on our agency pagewww.wormfood.co.uk/united-vibrations
AFRIQUOI: KUDAUSHE (Anchorsong remix)
Comet is Coming interview on BBC Radio 6
Wormfood family The Comet is Coming featured on BBC6 show Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone yesterday, continuing his enthusiastic support of a band we think are going to own 2016.
Now booking their tour in support of the new album, more info on our agency page: www.wormfood.co.uk/the-comet-is-coming
You can listen to the show here.
Top 10 of the year!
THE COMET IS COMING
Very happy to say we are representing the Comet is Coming for their 2016 tour of new album on Leaf. Waaaah!
THE MYTH OF THE GOLDEN RATIO
UV album scheduled to drop Feb 2016 on Ubiquity Records. Here’s a trailer!!
Sorceress UK + Europe tour 2016
Very happy to announce that the amazing Sorceress from New Zealand will be coming on a UK ad Europe tour in Summer 2016 and we are in charge of their bookings. Looking forward to spreading the word in the UK about this amazing band.
4 Feet Deep
4 Feet Deep! Inspired by writing on the inside of a jacuzzi in New York’s Le Bain club, and in collboaration with Turf, a new night celebrating afro, jazz, house, hiphop + techno. Based at the Bussey Building in Peckham, with a ton of our favourite artists. More info here