All posts tagged Egyptian Hip Hop

Bernard & Edith – Poppy


Manchester electronica duo Bernard & Edith are to blame for my untidy house. FACT. I had serious plans for a spring clean today… and Henry Hoover is just sat there looking at me with a sadness in his eye. Poppy is one of those songs that makes you drop everything you’re doing, the kind of distraction you’re relieved to have.

It’s felt for a while now that Manchester’s musical resurgence has not been down to one particular movement or specific sound, more a DIY ideology that can be found in pockets of activity across the city. I’ve often likened Whalley Range based vocalist Greta Edith to Grimes with a hint of Coronation Street – she has this genuine warmth and attitude that really sets her apart from everyone else. Poppy is a stunning piece of work, dark and atmospheric – accompanied by the perfect visual representation.

Poppy is released via SWAYS and available for pre-order now

Phill Young

Thom Bellini – RannnA


Thom Bellini is a member of Manchester’s Egyptian Hip Hop. A friend of the band that was drafted in as a session musician, eventually becoming a fully fledged member contributing to the creative output.

Bellini’s talent is obvious and RannnA has an early Animal Collective/Panda Bear feel about it, with a kaleidoscope of sounds and melodies that are both innovative and accessible.

Debut EHH album ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ was a critically acclaimed success and I’m very excited to see the direction they take next. In the meantime we have many solo/side projects to enjoy (Aldous RH, Obsidian Pond) that show in full colour detail why this band are worth your investment.

Phill Young