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Albums Of The Week: Kokoroko | Could We Be More

The rising London Afrobeat outfit find some new grooves on their debut full-length.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Following the acclaim and success of 2018’s Kokoroko EP and the sensational Abusey Junction, Could We Be More is an expansive and ambitious debut album that speaks to the force of Kokoroko.

Each song possesses the power to evoke memories and harness the feeling of home through music: from the psychedelic, funk-laden single Something’s Going On to the congregational energy of track We Give Thanks, Could We Be More fuses together the African-London synergy which so naturally underpins the heat of Kokoroko’s identity.

Winners of a slew of awards in the U.K., Kokoroko specialise in soul-shaking, horn-fuelled sounds with West African roots and Inner London hues. Having played many EU Festivals including Glastonbury, Meltdown, Elbjazz and Jazz A La Villette, they are are looking forward to extending their reach further around the globe in 2022 and beyond. The band have performed on several BBC TV shows and their two Boiler Room sets have racked up almost half a million plays between them.”