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That intro to the track, Equals, gets me every time. I have loved the inimitable Red Snapper sound ever since hearing (and seeing) their Lo35 2x12inch release back in 2003(?). Important to note is that Everybody Is Somebody is another fantastic collaboration with the graphic designers, Non Format. Dig.
Favorite track: Equals.
Nice to have Red Snapper back at the forefront. A bit of here and now with a touch of then, which pretty much makes Red Snapper a staple of what they have been doing since the 90’s. A little revisit and revamp of Equals is nice. Futurist is my favourite track. I hope to see a remix version of the album at some point. Keep up the excellent work!
Favorite track: Futurist.
Red Snapper's most potent album since Prince Blimey, ‘Everybody Is Somebody’ is a glorious and heady take on the band’s pioneering alternative, trip hip and nu-jazz infused sound… This might just be the best Red Snapper ever!
Red Snapper have produced a gorgeous, eclectic collection of tracks that carry their signature and always-captivating sound into the a new realm.
‘Everybody Is Somebody’ is pressed on super limited ‘Heart of Glass’ clear vinyl in an incredible custom laser cut sleeve designed by Non Format and inspired by Motif of the Arecibo SETI deep space satellite of the 70s. Sleeved in heavyweight super matt card with intricate laser cut geometric piercings that allow a glimpse of the full colour inner bag bearing the void of inner space.
Recorded over the past 3 years with ace engineer Shuta Shinoda in Hackney, East London, the album captures brilliantly the live intensity of the band whilst adding studio subtleties that make for a deep and rewarding listen.
Red Snapper are best known for their unique sound, and their passionate live performances where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, afro-jazz, psychedelic surf, and beautiful, fragile soundscapes.
A1. The Warp and The Weft
A4. Resist, Exist
B1. Albert's Day Off
B2. Black Sea
B3. Travis Bickle
B4. Truth 1
About Red Snapper:
Formed in 1994, drummer - Rich Thair, double bassist - Ali Friend and guitarist - David Ayers, Red Snapper are best known for their unique sound, and their passionate live performances where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, afro-jazz, psychedelic surf, and beautiful, fragile soundscapes.
Over the initial years the band released the sonically pioneering albums Reeled and Skinned, Prince Blimey and Making Bones (Warp records), touring globally and supporting the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They also acquired a reputation for innovative and expansive remixing – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins, amongst others.
4th - 22nd May 2022
The Band are officially touring the UK in May and say the show's promise to be 'an explosion of energy and love', a message carried in equal measure on the new album. Red Snapper are very excited to return to the stage and their famously impassioned performances which still mark them as one of the most innovative and daring live bands in the UK.
released May 6, 2022
Featuring Natty Wylah, on the opener Warp & The Weft and Albert's Day Off.
James Wade-Sired - Trombone on Warp and The Weft, Detach.
Abe Friend - Keys on Warp and The Weft.
Lana Friend - Vocals on B Planet, Black Sea, Fat Chance.
Mike Clarke - Vocals on Tremble
Layla Assam - Vocals on Tremble, Resits,Exist, Detach, Fat Chance.
Howard Got - Violin on Tremble
Sarah Wilson - Cello on Tremble
Andrew Wal Couglan - Piano on Resist Exist
George Crowley - Sax on Travis Bickle
Amine Mesnaoui - Piano on Travis Bickle
Vladimir Kitliar - Theremin on Detach.