After their rapturously received Carling Stage headline slots at the recent Reading and Leeds festivals, Canadian reggae trio Bedouin Soundclash have returned to give us our first taste of new material since the release of last year’s highly acclaimed ‘Sounding A Mosaic’ album.
Taken from the band’s forthcoming ‘Street Gospels’ LP, ’12:59 Lullaby’ is one of the band’s finest efforts to date – a mellow, understated number with beautiful vocal harmonies and an almost folky overtone. In an ideal world, you’d be listening to it whilst sat on a quiet hillside, watching the sun rise; but it’ll still sound great on a bedroom stereo. There’s also an excellent cover of The Maytones’ ‘One Way’ and a remix of ‘…Mosaic’ track ‘Jeb Rand’ as B-sides.
The band will return to these shores at the end of the month as part of the Eastpak Antidote Tour (also featuring Gogol Bordello, Danko Jones and Disco Ensemble). Dates are as follows:
31st Oct – Leeds Metropolitan University
1st Nov – Glasgow Barrowlands
2nd Nov – Birmingham Academy
3rd Nov – Manchester Academy
4th Nov – London Brixton Academy
6th Nov – Brighton Dome