LISTEN: Hejira - Gypsy Of The Soul
, August 22nd, 2012 10:20
Exclusive first listen to Hejira's debut single, taken from Matthew Herbert-produced LP
London-based newcomers Hejira's debut single 'Gypsy Of The Soul' is set for a vinyl-only self-release on October 15 (artwork above) - we've got an exclusive first listen to the track below:
The track finds the band, comprised of Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alex Reeve and Alexis Nunez, blending organic percussion, lush orchestral textures and soothing vocal harmonies, forging a tenderly uplifting debut. It also provides a taster for the band's first full-length album, expected in 2013, which will feature production work from boundary-challenging producer and musician Mathew Herbert.
The 7” single release will also feature a remix by Mercury-nominated experimental outfit The Invisible, whom Hejira will be touring with in October in support of the single. Here are the dates:
Tue 2 - Boiler Room, London
Sat 13 - Studio 2, Liverpool
Sun 14 - Nice N' Sleazy, Glasgow
Mon 15 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Tue 16 - Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
Wed 17 - Corsica Studios, London
Hejira also run Traum, a monthly event featuring music - previous performers including Micachu, Moats & Thrones and Hello Skinny - visual art and refreshments by way of cakes and cookies. The next event is on September 20 at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, with Hejira themselves on the bill alongside Oliver Coates and Clout! - get tickets on the door.