London Afrobeat Collective bring the flair with new album Food Chain

Reggae | Thursday 7th May 2015 | Annalisa

Contemporary Afrobeat trailblazers and firm festival favourites London Afrobeat Collective are set to release their new album Food Chain on May 25th, just in time for summer. The 10-piece collective have managed to combine the energy from their live sets with evolved songwriting and refined musical prowess to create their best work to date. Food Chain is an album of anthemic songs with socially conscious lyrics, set to bold brass lines and hypnotic danceable grooves.

Since Michael Eavis invited London Afrobeat Collective to open the West Holts at Glastonbury, the band have become a highlight on the festival calendar, having staged highly acclaimed performances at Bestival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Green Man, Standon Calling, Wilderness and more.

Their eponymous debut album, successive single releases and remixes have been supported and endorsed by the likes of Questlove on OkayAfrica and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles Funk and Soul show. The band has also recently confirmed a tour of Nigeria, where they will play four shows across the country as part of the annual Felebration festival.

Catch London Afrobeat Collective live on these dates:

15th May – The Prince Of Wales, Brixton (Album Launch Party)
24th May – Knockengorroch Festival, Scotland
29th May – Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch
12th June – Southbank Centre
26th June – Glastonbury Festival
5th July – Avant Festival, Essex
12th July – Mondomix Festival, Isle of Wight
1st August – The Fleece, Bristol
6th September – A Festival Called Wonder, East Sussex

Follow London Afrobeat Collective on Twitter and Facebook. Pre-order Food Chain on iTunes.