Red Snapper have announced that they will release a new single on UK independent imprint Lo Recordings on the 23rd April 2021.
‘B Planet’ is the follow up to last years ‘Truth 1’ single and the second in a series of three Red Snapper tracks which are set to be shared over the coming months prior to the release of their new album in the Autumn
Recorded and mixed with award winning engineer Shuta Shinoda (Ghost Poet / Anna Meredith) at Hackney Road Studios, ‘B Planet’ sees Red Snapper blend their Hip Hop and P - Funk sensibilities to great effect with a tune that morphs into a tripped out Theo Parrish / ‘Detroit Beatdown’ influenced sloppy head nodder. Recalling the space-jazz journey elements found on earlier Snapper material such as their ‘Prince Blimey’’ album where space was darker and more foreboding - the new track finds, despite it’s dark surroundings, the space travellers in suits of gold and silver with star-shaped sun visors and shiny boots made for the space dance.
With the original Red Snapper rhythm section of Rich Thair (drums) and Ali Friend (double bass) to the fore with David Ayers chitting guitar chops nestling around them while long term collaborator Tom Challenger eschews his saxophone and opts instead for some tastily tripping keyboard stabs which only adds to the brewing excitement.
‘B Planet’ will arrive with two additional mixes by Kito Jempere and Uffe and will also be accompanied by a video by …….
Formed in 1994, Red Snapper are best known for their unique sound and passionate live performances where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf, afro-jazz and beautiful, fragile soundscapes. A compilation of their early EPs ‘Reeled and Skinned’ was released on Warp Records who consequently went on to put out the ground breaking debut album ‘Prince Blimey’ in 1996
Over the last two decades the band have released a string of widely acclaimed albums, toured globally and supported the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They also acquired a reputation for their expansive remixing – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins amongst others.
Following the new album release later this year, Red Snapper will play a special live show at The Jazz Café in London on the 4th of December 2021 - more details and dates will be announced very soon.
Something about this album keeps me coming back to it. I very actively choose it for passive listening; each song has a very similar texture, yet brings vastly different energies. To me it's the sound of executive function. tmpr