Merrill Garbus, a.k.a Tune-Yards

Listening to tUnE-yArDs for the first time encourages post-first-kiss sensations: awkwardness, confusion; the feeling that your world has turned ever so slightly on its axis.  Trying to pigeonhole California based Merrill Garbus’ sound is nigh on impossible – Sub-Saharan African rhythms, soulful horns, R ‘n’ B vocals…imagine Everything Everything, Dexy’s and Barrington Levy marooned in the Congolese bush, writing songs in exchange for food.  A touch of Dirty Projectors perhaps?

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About Tom Jenkins

Deputy Music Editor at Snipe London - Contributor to The 4o5 and Hemma Magazine - Co-founder of LEG GUITAR v TUCKSHOP: EP CLUB
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