Lion Babe – The Wave feat. Leikeli 47 
Lion Babe - The Wave feat. Leikeli 47

Release Date: Out Now

There are a few bands that I get really excited about when a new release drops in to my inbox and New York duo Lion Babe are one such band. New single ‘the Wave’ is a typically groovy and funky track with scratchy, tight guitars being comforted by a thick-ass bass line and embellished by some gorgeous horns. A rap flow by guest artist Leikeli 47 fits perfectly and no momentum is lost as vocalist Jillian Hervey sings “Everybody’s moving through the wave” and you can almost picture the clubs full of thrill-seekers moving in unison to the beat. There are elements of Chic, Kelis and Alicia Keys but with a Brazilian vibe cutting through things and a heat that you just can’t ignore running through every beat, note and vocal tone. I’m glad to see these getting some bigger stages but what’s it going to take to bring them across the pond to some European audiences, huh? Come on over guys, don’t make me beg.

Live Dates:

9th April – Harlow’s, Sacramento
11th April – 1015 Folsom, San Francisco
13th-15th April – Coachella, Indio
20th-22nd April – Coachella, Indio
25th-26th August – AFROPUNK Festival, Brooklyn