Record Club

In association with The Vinyl Factory

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

Exploring the music of North Africa for this month’s Record Club is avant-garde saxophonist and composer Pete Wareham. A leading light of the new wave punk-jazz movement, his projects include the Mercury nominated band Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland, whose breakthrough album, Last Chance Disco, featured in the Guardian’s ‘1000 albums to hear before you die.’ Wareham’s ‘cut-throat improvisations’ (Observer Music) have earned him a cult following and recent work includes a residency as Musical Director of OrchestraONE, the Orchestra of New Experiences for young people with a passion for music. Pete's current projects include Silver Birch, Bento Box and Melt Yourself Down, the Guardian’s ‘most likely to make you melt’ Band of The Day, whose fierce psychedelic post-punk draws on influences from the North-African desert to the New York underground.

‘Revolutionary, riotous, brilliant and outrageous.’  The Quietus

Melt Yourself Down’s debut album is available to download now on The Leaf Label, and on limited edition vinyl.