New Release: Songhoy Blues – Résistance / Bamako

The wonderful Songhoy Blues have announced details of their new record Résistance, the follow up to their sensational debut Music In Exile

The new album from the Mali band is also set to feature both Iggy Pop and Elf Kid, and is due for release on June 16th

You can also hear the first single from the release, in the form of the energetic Bamako

About the single, Songhoy Blues state, “With Bamako we just wanted to write something fun and positive about where we come from. So much of what people hear about Africa is negative, bad news stories about war and famine just dominate the common image of Africa. But this track is about dispelling that image by describing something everyone can relate to, going out on a Saturday night, to show that Africa isn’t just what people see in the news, there’s so much more to it than that”

In addition, you can catch the boys on tour, when they play…

June 21st – Glastonbury Festival 2017
23rd – Body & Soul Festival 2017 – Meath, Ireland
July 6th-9th – Amal Bluesfest 2017 – Åmål, Sweden
July 6th-9th – Les Ardentes 2017 – Liège, Belgium
July 13th – Pete the Monkey Festival 2017 – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
July 15th – AFROPUNK Festival 2017 – Paris
July 16th – Somerset House – London
August 17th – Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival 2017 – Stirling
August 18th – Beautiful Days Festival 2017 – Devon
September 22nd – Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2017
September 28th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
September 29th – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
September 30th – City Winery – Boston, MA
October 1st – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
October 3rd – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
October 5th – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
October 6th – The Sett, Union South, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
October 7th – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
October 10th – The Basement East – East Nashville, TN
October 11th – City Winery Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
October 12th – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
October 13th – Tipitina’s Uptown – New Orleans, LA
October 18th – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
October 19th – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
October 20th – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
October 24th – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
October 25th – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
October 26th – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
October 27th – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
November 27th – The Old Market (TOM), Hove
November 28th – The Church, Leeds
November 29th – Manchester Academy 2
December 1st – The Anson Rooms, Bristol