Emerging from the shadows of Bristol’s flourishing jazz/future soul/hip-hop scene, newcomers Laimu deliver their debut single Fruit. Channelling their sonic influences, the 6-piece deliver a compelling original track led by sultry vocals.
Deeply rooted in jazz aesthetics, Fruit is sophisticated and fresh in equal measure. Masterful sax solos fly over intensely brisk drum breaks - exemplifying Andy Slade and Pete Catada’s exquisite skills. Hovering somewhere between quirky funk records from the 70s, and the ever evolving soundscapes of hometown Bristol, this track is an immersive experience. Musically, it fuses colourful bass grooves, tight vocal harmonies and subtly-crafted guitar licks. Engineered by Nick Beere at Mooncalf Studios in rural Wiltshire, Fruit is a delightfully homegrown affair, and an impressive feat for the band’s debut release.
With their sights set on breaking into the live scene this year via a flurry of gigs, festivals and releases, Laimu are a name worth noting.