New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Brighton based soul/hip hop group Normanton Street release a new EP, Life's Real on 15th July through their own label QM Records. The band are Ned Archibong vocals, bass, guitar), Nicholson Davids (vocal, bass, guitar) & Phoebe Freya (vocals) with Nico Standing (drums). Their sound is lyrically focused with three distinct vocals, jazz influenced guitars, warm bass grooves and tight rhythmic drums. Their many influences include Nina Simone, Wu-Tang Clan, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, The Streets, Skepta, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis.
Since forming, the band have built up a huge live following having supported legendary rapper Talib Kweli
and Mercury-nominated poet Kate Tempest. The band spent 2015 performing around the UK and overseas playing over 70 shows. This year they performed at the SXSW festival and they have also previously performed at the Love Supreme Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Great Escape where they return to play this year.
The band set up QM Records in 2013 to showcase the many talented musicians that Brighton has to offer. They bring local artists together to collaborate on musical projects, live shows and club nights. Since the bands formation they have worked with many musicians like Tommy Sissons and have released many side projects.
Fri 3rd - LANGPORT - Fanny's Meadows
Fri 24th - EASTBOURNE - Printers Playhouse
Sat 25th - NOTTINGHAM - Broadway Cinema
Sat 2nd - LONDON - Brixton Academy 4pm
Sat 9th - HARBOUROUGH - Cotesbach Estate