Connan Mockasin reveals new single ‘Faking Jazz Together’ & UK dates

New Zealand born, current London resident Connan Mockasin who earlier this year released one of the most captivatingly offkilter long players of 2011, in the form of his album ‘Forever Dolphin Love’.Has released details of a brand new single ‘Faking Jazz Together’ released on Phantasy/ Because Music on October 17, its preceeded by a UK tour this September(see below for dates).

This willingness to toy with the edges of musical convention is showcased to startling effect in “Faking Jazz Together”, its typically opaque title belying a gorgeous, leisurely amble through an enchanted forest of lush psychedelia, complete with dreamy guitar licks, liquefied salsa rhythms and Mockasin’s trademark alien vocals, sounding like a transmission from another cosmos, ghostly yet strangely affecting all at once. Tom Furse from The Horrors, meanwhile, extrapolates the beats from the original and relocates them in a wide-eyed, sprawling dub epic akin to Screamadelica-era Primal Scream, and renowned German producer (and Kompakt lynchpin) Michael Mayer builds a propulsive, tropical-flavoured anthem around Mockasin’s unusual vocals, with delightfully unpredictable results. Even better, you can see Connan Mockasin in glorious live action this autumn, when he and his band embark on their own headline tour of the UK, playing dates across the country at the end of September. Having already toured with Warpaint in the summer, as well as scoring the first short film from acclaimed video director Kinga Burza, and collaborating with the idiosyncratic likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier, it is certain that the eccentric pleasures of Connan Mockasin aren’t going to stay a cult secret for too much longer.

1. Original version
2. Extended version
3. Michael Mayer remix
4. Tom Furse remix


2 – Phantasy Sound @ Fabric Live, w/ Erol Alkan, Switch, Gesaffelstein & DURRR
25 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
26 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
27 – Sheffield Bungalow, Sheffield
28 – Bush Hall, London
29 – Start the Bus, Bristol
30 – Green Door, Brighton 


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