Man Meat /  Los Angeles, CA Swahili Blonde
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Man Meat

Swahili Blonde
Los Angeles, CA

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SCV Interview with Leader of Swahili Blonde, Nicole Turley — 11/10/2010

“Swahili Blonde have established their vision, and we hope it is here to stay for a very long time…” - Sound Colour Vibration

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SWAHILI BLONDE - LE MAMPATEE...

SWAHILI BLONDE - LE MAMPATEE

Official music video for "LeMampatee" by Swahili Blonde, taken from the album Man Meat

Shot by Stephan Malik.
Directed by Burke Roberts and Adam Harding © 2010

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Man Meat /  Los Angeles, CA Swahili Blonde

Swahili Blonde began with Nicole Turley (ex-WEAVE! drummer/vocalist) sitting in a little room amidst a bunch of instruments and recording equipment. After many long nights of experimentation, she happily created the unconventional sounds and compositions that make up Swahili Blonde's debut LP "Man Meat". The album consists of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Turley giving a voice to paralleled realities, vibrant visuals, and mis-matched rhythms and patterns, musical and otherwise.

Alternating between tightly-wound and loose, the result is always funky, as "Man Meat" mines the grooves of Krautrock and Dub, the skronk of 80's No-Wave, and the Post-Punk sensibilities of The Raincoats and The Slits. The seven tracks are playfully driven by rhythm, with drum machines, live drums, and percussion rubbing up against ricocheting guitar melodies, spectral vocal mantras, with interesting sounds both electronic and acoustic. Woven throughout the album are lucid and eloquent guest performances, including guitarist John Frusciante, violinist Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo, Dante Vs Zombies), bassist John Taylor (Duran Duran), and multi-instrumentalists Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) & Michael Quinn (Corridor).

Laena Geronimo

violin

Michael Quinn

trumpet, cello

John Frusciante

guitar

John Taylor

bass on 'Tigress Ritual'

Stella Mozgawa

drums, bass, synth, and backing vocals on 'Red Money'

Nicole Turley

vocals, live drums, drum machines, percussion, bass, guitar, xylophone, synths

Nicole Turley

Written, Recorded, Produced in Los Angeles 2009

Bernie Grundman

Mastered in Los Angeles 2010
Nov 10, 2010

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SCV Interview with Leader of Swahili Blonde, Nicole Turley

“Swahili Blonde have established their vision, and we hope it is here to stay for a very long time…” - Sound Colour Vibration

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Aug 12, 2010

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Swahili Blonde- Le Mampatee

“‘LeMampatee’ is ESG meets Rolling Thunder Revue-era Dylan minimalist punk-funk blown out with troubadour violins and face painted flare”

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Jul 29, 2010

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Swahili Blonde- "Le Mamapatee"

“Swahili Blonde concocts a potion from the blood of Motown, The Delta 5, James Chance, and The Slits only to pour it all over a dance floor with Frankie Goes To Hollywood synth goo” - SSG Music

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Jul 23, 2010

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Swahili Blonde- Le Mampatee

“Swahili Blonde sounds like what would happen if a bunch of cool-kid records melted together in a fire-pit and were doused with acid rain… Like fellow Angeleno Ariel Pink, Turley seems to view the radio landscape as a surrealist’s playground, something like Salvador Dali in the studio” - LA Times

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Jul 22, 2009

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Exclusive Interview with Nicole Turley of Swahili Blonde

"In Sawhili Blonde Nicole Turley uses both a drum machine and a standard drum kit to create her unique sound. We anxiously await her EP which is to be released by Manimal Vinyl Records sometime in 2010. Read her exclusive interview below to find out more about where this dynamic drummer has been and where she is headed …" - Tom Tom Magazine

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Noisy Ghost PR

Michelle King

Neurotic Yell Records

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