New & Noteworthy: NUMBER – Crocodile Pyle

Once you hit play on London duo NUMBER‘s Crocodile Pyle you won’t want to stop listening – it’s that’s brilliant!

NUMBER is the project of Ali Friend and Rich Thair – the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic music pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper.

Lifted from their upcoming album and named after a former tour manager and friend, the deeply percussive dark funk is complemented by mellifluous conga slaps and a dirty bass groove.

Featuring the soaring trumpet lines of Byron Wallen, the track is another cool, funky affair which follows up the previously heard singles ‘Face Down In Ecstasy’ and ‘Nothing To Fear’.

“This is the most Snapper-like of the NUMBER releases and sounds like a meeting of Pigbag with the thundering percussiveness of Sons of Kemet; you somehow feel that it should have been the theme tune to Brian Cox’s Planets series. If mankind were ever to broadcast out into the space of the solar system from the surface of the moon, Crocodile Pyle would be the first tune out of the box and would be an enticement to any extra-terrestrial to come visit……..” says Ali.

NUMBER’s 7-member band includes Ali Friend (electric bass, guitars, gato drum, xylophone, MOOG, voice), Rich Thair (drums, percussion, drum machines, synths), Dan Carney (vocals), Heloise Gerstein (vocals), Luisa Tunstall-Behrens (vocals), John Metcalfe (strings) and Byron Wallen (trumpet).

Funky and fun, Crocodile Pyle is another delicious outing from the duo. Buy here.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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