Cairobi shares new single “Saint” from their forthcoming debut LP, due in January
“Saint” is a trippy brew oozing oddball charm, with Middle Eastern-inspired riffs and overblown American psych marbled together to create a knot of leftfield noise. It’s heady and lush, with whirring chirrups and shuffly beats and chopped-up vox and more all stabbed into a central nugget of golden vintage rock. It’s messy, sure, but it’s brilliant.” – The Line of Best Fit
Cairobi are a headily eclectic globe-crossing fourpiece of Giorgio Poti (vocals, guitars), Alessandro Marrosu (bass), Salvador Garza (keys) and Aurelien Bernard (drums). Their sound reflects their various backgrounds with a unique multi-cultural twist.
Their debut self-produced album was written in Berlin and, fittingly with their diverse nationalities, was recorded between Berlin, London, Rome and New York. Music and this resulting album was Giorgio’s means of finding his way through health problems, as after relocating to Berlin, he started to suffer frequent, violent migraines that would incapacitate him for an average of twelve days a month.
“I could either stay still, in silence, eyes shut, or take the medication and hope it worked so I could move on with my day,” he recalls. “Even when the medicine worked, it would make me extremely sleepy, so some of the music and lyrics on this record were written in a state of drowsiness. That part wasn’t particularly fun, but maybe it helped me get rid of some filters. Luckily, the headaches stopped after about a year.”
[Week of Wonders / Some Other Planet] Release Date: Jan. 27, 2017
Formats: LP / CD / Digital