Release Date: 26 August 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl
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Lookman Adekunle Salami (known as L.A. Salami) releases his stunning debut album on Sunday Best August 26th. Having only picked up the guitar a few years ago after being given one for his 21st birthday L.A. Salami recorded the album in one week at Urchin Studios in Hackney, London ("I wanted to get it live; I'm not interested in the tracking thing"). Working with engineer Dan Cox and producer Matt Ingram, who he was introduced to by old friend and touring partner Lianne Le Havas, L.A. has produced an album of 11 eclectic and exquisite tracks. Alongside the single ('The City Nowadays') are the more folk tinged tracks 'Day To Day', on which he plays harmonica like he was born to it, 'Why Don't You Help Me' and 'I Can't Slow Her Down' - both beautiful folk songs in the Nick Drake tradition which this brand new guitarist plays with astonishing skill. "I want to portray modern life using the past as a vehicle," concludes L.A. "I love Sixties and Seventies music, that's where my heart is. But I don't want it to sound of the past, I want it to speak of now." This DIY troubadour touches both heart and mind with his brilliantly wrought lyrics and boldly titled songs, stuffed full of defiance and exuberance.
1. Going Mad As the Street Bins
2. & Bird
3. No Hallelujahs Now
4. Anything's Greener Than Burnt Grass
5. I Wear This Because Life Is War!
6. The City Nowadays
7. Papa Stokely
8. I Can't Slow Her Down
9. Loosley On My Mind
10. Why Don't You Help Me?
11. Day to Day (For 6 Days a Week)
12. Def(a)ormation Days
13. Aristotle Ponders the Sound
14. My Thoughts, They Too Will Tire