June 12, 2019
The 7-member collective includes Nubya Garcia, Cassie Kinoshi and Shiela Maurice-Grey.
Nérija are releasing their debut album, Blume, this August via Domino Recordings.
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The collective features Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone, Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Cassie Kinoshi on alto saxophone, Rosie Turton on trombone, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Lizy Exell on drums and Rio Kai on bass.
Its 10 tracks were recorded at Soup Studios in London, and produced by Kwes aka Teo Macero.
According to the label, when creating the album Nerija aimed to “channel the feel of Teo Macero and Stanley Tonkel’s records with Miles Davis during his Columbia years, thinking “forward” as they did.”
Blume follows Nérija’s self-titled EP earlier this year.
Head here for more info ahead of the album’s 2nd August release, check out the cover art and tracklist below.
3. Last Straw
4. Partner Girlfriend Lover
5. EU (Emotionally Unavailable)
10. Blume ii