Friday 23 June 2017, 7.30pm

The Scorpios + Firefay

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Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create a sound that owes as much to Detroit as it do to Khartoum. - Tusk


London band mixing psychedelia, jazz, folk and Chanson. Influences include Jacques Brel, Robert Wyatt, and folklore. Have released two albums to date.