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Fair Ohs : Jungle Cats

jungle cats

London party punks Fair Ohs return on May 27 with sophomore album Jungle Cats, released on frontman Eddy Frankel’s Dream Beach Recordings label, and it appears that they haven’t let those unfavourable Vampire Weekend comparisons dissuade them from further indulging their passion for West African music: opener “Green Apple Milk” features Ethiopian jazz samples and three-part saxophone harmonies, whilst elsewhere the trio delve into Tinariwen-style desert blues and – of course – zippy highlife. It’s good to hear a band paying such enthusiastic tribute to the music they so clearly love; listen to the infectious “Ya Mustafa” below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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