“Witty and satisfyingly groove led” The Guardian
“A grand funky number” NME
“So interesting, so original” Dave Rowntree, Blur / XFM
Fold are a funk & hip-hop influenced experimental four-piece based in Leeds. Inspired by Public Enemy among others they explore the natural rhythms of speech by building their tracks around samples with a strong social conscience.
Fold have been receiving considerable support from BBC 6 Music featuring regularly on Gideon Coe‘s show along with plays from Huey Morgan, Don Letts and Lauren Laverne. XFM have also shown their appreciation with frequent plays from John Kennedy and the honour of both record of the week and one of the top records of 2014 bestowed by Blur’s own Dave Rowntree.
Fold’s EP collaboration with acclaimed poet Mr Gee (formerly of the Russell Brand Show) earned them an Independent Music Award. They have both remixed and supported Public Service Broadcasting and were interviewed for The Guardian website having been voted to the top of The Guardian‘s Breaking Bands series.
From politically motivated rock (with a massive synth underpinning it) to battle rap reggae, from drug-love songs to introspective funk, they consider very little outside their comfort zone. Alongside working as a live act they operate as a collective of producers, Djs and instrumentalists, and release their own sequenced and programmed music, which is more in keeping with a traditional Hip Hop aesthetic.
Seriously cool experimental trip hop from Fold, & Hip Hop mayhem from Lingua Vulgaris – Official on Saturday November 7.. If you have any imagination, you need to get there. Plus – it’s a free gig yo!