Sister Wanzala – Shy Heat / Heaven

With 43 like on their Facebook page Sister Wanzala are definitely classifiable as “new music”. They’re three London-based brothers who just pop up on the internet by uploading three songs on their Soundcloud page and this is enough for us to think they’ll probably be one of the main standouts of the year. They talk about their music as “dance music for those who hate dancing” and also describe it as “cold funk”: well, there’s no better way to picture the mood behind these gems.

Bleach is all about bouncing funky bass and dreamy guitars, while Shy Heat / Heaven is a sort of groovy suite full of great vibes that becomes heartbreaking when, at 2.32, it introduces the “Heaven side” with the same chords of The Smiths’ Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (check it out please). The last one, Bad Brains, is equally awesome, with a deep/sexy crooning vibing on a mellow guitar/bass give and take (à la Mac DeMarco).

Accordingly to what Patrick Wanzala said to our pals over at Part Time Wizards, Sister Wanzala are “inspired by people like Bernard Sumner, Alan Vega and Matt Berninger who can’t sing but have something to say. People like Nile Rodgers who wouldn’t know how to play a normal chord shape if their very existence depended on it”.

This is really astonishing, listen below and keep posted for more.