“Look Around The Corner”, out now on deluxe full-colour 10” vinyl and digital download, is the first single from Quantic and Alice Russell’s hotly anticipated collaborative album of the same name, which follows on April 3rd on Tru Thoughts.

The combined talents of singer Alice Russell and producer/musician Will Holland (aka Quantic) have always been a match made in heaven, but ‘Look Around The Corner’ is the pair’s first full long-player together. Recorded at Quantic’s Sonido del Valle studio in his adopted home city of Cali, Colombia, the album finds them delighting in their innate musical chemistry and revisiting the spirit of their hugely popular previous collaborations, and this time they raise the bar yet again with backing from the Combo Bárbaro.

The record features Mike Simmonds (Alice Russell’s regular strings guru who joined them in Colombia from London for the recording), as well as the revered pianist Alfredito Linares, bassist Fernando Silva and conga player Freddy Colorado, all from the Combo Bárbaro. Wilson Viveros, from coastal town Buenaventura, was an invited drummer – more known for playing timbales for Guayacan, Fruko and Joe Madrid, he is also an incredible kit drummer. Also on drums for some songs was Larry Joseph, a talented Jazz drummer who resides and plays in Cali. Alfredito is the instrumentalist star of the show, sprinkling his magical and charismatic brand of bluesy, boogaloo piano throughout the album.

The single is now available in the US (it drops in the rest of the world 27th February). If you live Stateside go grab it now from Fat Beats, iTunes or any other good record store. The album is out 2nd April.

The band will play 4 shows in the UK in May at all of the following places, with more dates and details to be announced.

May

2 – Koko, London
3 – Picture House, Edinburgh
4 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
6 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

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