Night Time Stories – July 12th
Texan trio Khruangbin – Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums – are responsible for helping psychedelia somewhat out of the underground and on to daytime airwaves, thanks to their cooler-than-cool yet accessible brand of exotic funk. Inspired by 60s and 70s undiscovered soul from Thailand, the Mediterranean and Middle East, you’d be forgiven for thinking Khruangbin’s music is reserved solely for crate-diggers, revelling in the obscure, but moments into Hasta El Cielo – a dub version of 2018’s much-loved Con Todo El Mundo – you’d be hard-pushed to find someone who doesn’t fall for the beautifully transportative, wavy dub sounds of bumbling bass, gently crunching guitar and tidy drums. Take a moment away from the frantic world we live in to relish the blissful sounds of Khruangbin.
Photo by Andrew Cotterill.