NEW MUSIC: 12-Piece Jazz Band – Hackney Colliery Band Share Two New Tracks Ahead of Their New Album

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Hackney Colliery Band (HCB) are pleased to share two album tracks; ‘Crushing Lactic’ (comp. Tom Rogerson) and ‘Derashe’ (feat. Mulatu Astatke), taken from their forthcoming project – Collaborations: Volume 1

Having been a little while since the collective’s last album – ‘Sharpener’ in 2016, the band look to develop their sound further with their forthcoming project taking on more interesting collaborations from across the world. Working alongside the likes of Mulatu Astatke, James Taylor, Angélique Kidjo, Roundhouse Choir, Dennis Rollins, Pete Wareham, Bugge Wesseltoft, to name a few

‘Crushing Lactic’ combines HCB’s trademark hard-hitting horn-lead intensity with heavy, shifting grooves more commonly found in post-rock.

Whilst the band’s second collaboration employs the expertise of  legendary Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, ‘Derashe’. Taking their track name from the Ethiopian tribe –  Derashi, Mulatu was keen to bring the layered, brass heavy influences from their music to this track, highlighting the connections between their ancient sound and that of HCB.

Check out their latest singles Crushing Lactic, and Derashe below:

Track listing:

  1. ‘Mm Mm’ (feat. Angelique Kidjo + Roundhouse Choir)
  2. ‘Snowfire’ (feat. Bugge Wesseltoft)
  3.  ‘Ricochet’ (feat. Dennis ‘Funkybone’ Rollins)
  4. ‘Why Yellow’ (feat. Rob Auton)
  5. ‘Hypothetical’ (feat. James Taylor)
  6. ‘Netsanet’ (feat. Mulatu Astatke)
  7. ‘Without You’ (feat. YVA)
  8. ‘Crushing Lactic’ (comp. Tom Rogerson)
  9. ‘What’s Gone Before’ (feat. Pete Wareham)
  10. ‘Climbing Up My Own Life Until I Die’ (feat. Rob Auton)
  11. ‘Derashe’ (feat. Mulatu Astatke)





Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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