Record Club

In association with The Vinyl Factory

‘When I die, just keep playing the records.’ Jimi Hendrix

For this month’s Record Club we invite London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams to share ‘empowering songs’. Eno is currently performing as the front-woman of Ibibio Sound Machine, whose single ‘Let's Dance, Lak Inek Yunek’ features a clash of African and electronic elements inspired by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro. Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's Ibibio tongue, form the creative fabric from which the band’s unique musical tapestry is woven, while evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an Afro-Electro soundscape give the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds. The 8-piece live band made their official live debut at Transmusicales in France and will be a name to look out for in 2014.

‘Stars when you shine, you know how I feel, scent of the pine, you know how I feel, yeah, freedom is mine, you know how I feel, and I'm feeling good.’ Nina Simone

Ibibio Sound Machine’s debut LP is on release by Soundway Records from 17 March 2014.