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Fresh sounds: Ebi Soda – Yoshi Orange

Brighton-based jazz project Ebi Soda unveils a new single Yoshi Orange,  the debut of new material from the band on their new home at Tru Thoughts.

Frenetic precision horns lock with breakbeat drums, as the song evolves from a scatterbrain jazz assault into an expansive soundscape of woozy brass and nostalgia-laced keys. We were asked for our description of Yoshi Orange and we don't have one. It doesn't mean much nor have any significance to anything. Just kinda slaps, that band playfully adds.

Despite their steep rise the Brighton outfit have preserved as much as possible of their unique recording process, originating from their very first sessions. With just a two-track recorder around, the band would lay down whole takes, one instrument at a time, then immediately transform the overdub, digitally reshaping the sound with the same mischievous, Adderall energy as the musical performance. This call-and-response between performance and production spurs an instinctive development – with musicality, player and producer egging one another on through naturally developing phases and textures. 


Listen to Ebi Soda new single Yoshi Orange, from the band's forthcoming album:

Ebi Soda features Sam Schlich-Davies on drums, Louis Jenkins on keys, Conor Knight on guitar, Hari-Lee Evans on bass, & keys, and William Heaton on trombone & synths. On the outskirts of the contemporary jazz scene emerging from London, Ebi Soda are swiftly gaining a reputation as exciting newcomers to the genre. Balancing irreverent musical and technical improvisation with an uncompromising instinct for vibe and prodigious musicianship, the Ebi Soda ascent has been swift. Their eponymous debut EP, follow-up aptly titled Bedroom Tapes and debut LP Ugh were originally released on Sola Terra, and won international plaudits, major radio plays and performances at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here, London’s Jazz Re:freshed, EFG London Jazz Festival and Latitude.


Watch below Ebi Soda new single Yoshi Orange, from the band's forthcoming album:

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