Cristobal and The Sea – Peach Bells EP (City Slang) 1

Cristobal and The Sea – Peach Bells EP (City Slang)

625x625x3196015x1412004813xCristobal_And_The_Sea___Ed_Ashcroft_8_smallPeach Bells comes wreathed in beatific smiles. Into these cold, grey December days Cristobal and The Sea’s debut EP brings us a huge splash of colour. The London-based quartet of Alejandro Romero (bass and vocals), João Seixas (guitar and vocals), Leïla Séguin (flute and vocals) and Josh Oldershaw (drums) infuse the record’s five songs with a vivid musical expressionism and undiluted warmth that gives lie to the season in which we now find ourselves.

Drawing upon a wide range of musical and cultural styles, they crystallise some of the softer elements of cool jazz, Brazilian samba and bossa nova with the deeper spirituality of Indian mysticism and pure psychedelic pop. It all comes together  quite blissfully and to truly mesmerising effect on the concluding track Zorro which just drifts along in a joyful exaltation of how best to gently blow your mind.

Peach Bells was released on 8th December via City Slang

The EP launch show takes place at The Waiting Room in London on 9th December. Free entry. Full details here

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