PRESENTED BY LAYLA ANNA-LEE
2008 saw the release of HEY NEGRITAs third studio album You Can Kick, appearances at numerous festivals (including Glastonbury, SXSW, Latitude, Cambridge Folk Festival, The End Of The Road Festival and Bestival), plus a support slot for The Beach Boys in Germany. The band also embarked on a 14-date UK headline tour and starred in the award-winning British music documentary We Dreamed America.
The video for the single Room Service Part 2 (The Last Thing That I Do) received over 650,000 views on Youtube, reaching No. 3 in the daily Youtube chart.
Inspired by the recordings of several of their recent acoustic BBC sessions (including their appearance on the Bob Harris Show on Radio 2), HEY NEGRITA decided to end the year by recording a live acoustic album titled BURN THE WHOLE PLACE DOWN, with producer and long time friend, Richie Kayvan.
The idea was to cut as many tracks as we could in five hours without any overdubs or edits. We just sat in a circle and put some microphones up. We didnt even bother with headphones. We wanted to capture the band exactly how we sound when were playing for friends in the kitchen.
HEY NEGRITA recently introduced their acoustic line up at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, SXSW in Texas and at the Bergen Music Festival and Vinstra Country Festival in Norway.
The band is also scheduled to record a new studio album over the next few months.
BURN THE WHOLE PLACE DOWN is out on October 5th.
Tune in again tomorrow!