I’ve always been a believer that some of the best music happens at the fringes where artists feel free of the commercial shackles and mainstream expectations to experiment. Rapper, poet and singer Dizraeli together with the Small Gods featuring Female Beatbox Champion Bellatrix are well and truly OUT THERE.
They have been making a big impression wherever they perform and they’ve been cropping up everywhere from folk festivals to Cecil Sharp House with Chris Woods. They are guaranteed to make a lasting impression with their innate sense of connection to the moment…call it what you damn well like…I love it…and now the new single is out and their new album is nearly finished! REPLAY!
“Laura Marling is introduced as one of the biggest folk singers of all time… It’s Dizraeli and the Small Gods, however, telling touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness through folk, rap, spoken word and hymns, who embody 21st Century folk”
New Single: Never Mind
Dizraeli and The Small Gods – the 7 piece folk hiphop group from ‘Engurland’ – are back with their brand new single ‘Never Mind’, released on ECC Records this October, the label that is also home to The Imagined Village, Jackie Oates and Duotone.
The head nodding ‘Never Mind’ is an irresistable opener full of charm, wit and a fast paced intellect that is matched by slick hooks and punches. Bloody Brilliant, a small taster of what’s to come with their new album in 2013 together with a full UK tour!
‘Never Mind’ grabs you by the collar from the first bar of skittering folk guitars and vocal harmony, then pulls you into a stomping, headnod carnival of DJ Downlow’s twisting turntablism and Dizraeli’s elastic rap flow. The hook explodes into being like the Andrews Sisters on acid, led by Cate Ferris’ hypnotic voice and Bellatrix’s jaw dropping beatbox – it will turn in your mind for days. The track demonstrates all the humour, talent and genre fusion that makes this modern collective so great, and so very different.
The B side ‘The Little Things’ displays the darker, deeper side of this complex group; a perfect introduction to their forthcoming album. Diz’s honest, intelligent lyrical prowess is in full flood on this song dedicated to his nan.
Dizraeli and Chris Wood
Friday 26th October – Dizraeli and the Small Gods at The Colston Hall, Bristol
Alongside Lazy Habits, the Boxettes and the ASBO Disco
Saturday 27th October – The Met, Bury at Homegrown Festival
Supporting Eliza Carthy on this event in the lovely Met Theatre
Friday 2nd November – The Haunt, Brighton
+ official afterparty at the Fortune of War, with DJ Downlow and Dizraeli spinning musics as found in the monthly Godcast.
Saturday 3rd November – The Jazz Cafe, Camden
Very excited to be playing this dope assed venue. We will be launching our brand new single and video, and the evening will feature Philippe Barnes on the flute and pipes, a spoken word set from Dizraeli and support from very special guests. -