Dance to it, make love to it, stare at the clouds to itIggy Pop
Hang on, this is really good!Gilles Peterson
Formed by Bex Burch in 2015 Vula Viel’s music has shifted over the course of their three critically acclaimed albums from Afro jazz-tinged adaptations of traditional Dagaare music towards a unique sound rooted in post punk. Placing Bex's rawly delivered gyil rhythms as the central element, the band’s scything rock dynamics have seen them championed by Iggy Pop. The trio, whose line up is completed by bassist Ruth Goller and drummer Jim Hart - have gained further plaudits for their pulsating live shows at venues such as Café OTO and Total Refreshment Centre, and festivals such as WOMAD, Moers Festival, and Willisau Jazz Festival, while they have performed live sessions for Gilles Peterson’s BBC 6 Music show and at Worldwide FM.
‘What’s Not Enough About That?’ by Vula Viel is out now on Vula Viel Records. The album was recorded at London’s Fish Factory and was mixed by Dilip Harris (Sons Of Kemet, Joe Armon Jones).
★ ★ ★ ★Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★Jazzwise
★ ★ ★ ★Financial Times
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