The Herbal Tea Podcast Presents: Highest Notes – I.K.P. and EarthTone (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Issues of equality, sadly, seem to only be redressed in very small increments. Although we are hearing increasing talk of levelling the playing field on issues of colour, gender, religion and race, change seems to move at a glacial pace. Which is why it is great to hear of promoters such as The Herbal Tea... Continue Reading →

The Heliocentrics launch Burning Wooden Ship

London-based The Heliocentrics have long stirred a bewitching brew of funk, jazz, psych and library influences. Labelled by Pitchfork as “a live-band culmination of every obsessive hip-hop-era producer's drive to fall deeper into a rabbit hole of the previously unheard”, the band’s far-reaching influence meant a natural knock-on in being cited by hip-hop royalty: namely,... Continue Reading →

Think Twice –  THNDR (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, that’s interesting. I love songs which are hard to pin down…either chronologically or generically and THNDR’s Think Twice is certainly one of those tricky beasts....are by far the most intriguing. A mix of gentle-funk, island vibes, pop-reggae infectiousness and underground dance grooves, it is a song that is as addictive as it is strange.... Continue Reading →

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