Skinny Pelembe announces new Brownswood EP on limited vinyl





Featuring Emma-Jean Thackray, Yazmin Lacey, Hejira and Bernado.

Guitarist, producer and singer Skinny Pelembe will release his second EP, Sleep More, Make More Friends, on Brownswood Recordings in September.

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A graduate of Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers project, Pelembe will be joined by four collaborators, each of whom bring varied textures to his hazy, low-slung production, and psych-tinged guitar playing.

You can listen to new track ‘Not Your Friend Not Your Enemy’ featuring jazz vocalist Yazmin Lacey below.

The follow up to Spit / Swallow, which was released earlier this year, Sleep More, Make More Friends also features South London trio Hejira, British/Portuguese singer and songwriter Bernardo, and jazz trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray, whose Ley Lines EP was released on The Vinyl Factory earlier this year.

Earlier this week, Skinny Pelembe and Hejira joined VF editor Anton Spice in the Soho Radio studio to cut two tracks direct to acetate, and you can listen back to the show here.

Sleep More, Make More Friends is released on 21st September in an edition of 500 copies. Pre-order the EP here; check out the artwork, tracklist and tour dates below.


1. Not Your Friend Not Your Enemy (feat. Yazmin Lacey)
2. I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner (feat. Hejira)
3. Live From The High As A Kite (feat. Bernardo)
4. Field Notes #1 (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray)

Skinny Pelembe autumn 2018 tour dates


18th, Hug and Pint, Glasgow
19th, Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh
20th, Alexander’s Live, Chester
21st, Headrow House, Leeds
26th, Green Door Store, Brighton
27th, Corsica Studios, London
29th, Gwdihw, Cardiff
30th, The Exchange, Bristol


2nd, The Crescent, York
3rd, The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
4th, The Harley, Sheffield