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Friday May 31

Primavera Sound Barcelona



How will I know if a jazz band is worth it or not? Don’t worry, you’ll know. For certain. From the word go. Just by playing Your Queen Is A Reptile and not because you have noticed the Impulse! logo on the corner (host to greats like Coltrane and Mingus) nor because you know that they were on the list of nominations for a Mercury Prize. Glorious, riotous and furious music fighting against established royalty and in favour of all the black women who should be wearing a crown. And, live, in XL version: with 4 drummers (one of them, the great Moses Boyd). The turbo-jazz (with hints of grime, soca, afrobeat and dub) by Sons of Kemet leaves no room for doubt. It’s here. It’s now. And yesterday. And tomorrow. Whatever. It is always.

Your Queen Is A Reptile (Impulse, 2018)