Songhoy Blues are a young desert blues-punk band from Timbuktu, Mali. The band were exiled to Bamako during the unrest in Mali. The band features Aliou Toure, Oumar Toure, Garba Toure and Nathanael Dembele.
Released on Transgressive Records, ‘Résistance’, the eagerly anticipated sophomore record from Songhoy Blues, is a bold, inspiring, outward-looking record that perfectly reflects the position the band have found themselves in following the massive success of their breakthrough debut, ‘Music In Exile’.
The album was recorded in the autumn of 2016 at The Pool studio in London with producer Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django, Crystal Fighters, Declan McKenna) and, in keeping with their spirit of collaboration which saw them previously work with Nick Zinner, Julian Casablancas and Damon Albarn, ‘Résistance’ features additional synths by Lxury and vocal contributions from the likes of Iggy Pop, Elf Kid and Stealing Sheep. Beyond this, the album features beautiful string parts (‘Hometown’) and in one particularly surprising, moving instance, a children’s choir (‘One Colour’).