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Mann Friday - New Single - Say Yeah! (Emily Eavis) | FESTIVALPHOTO

Mann Friday - New Single - Say Yeah! (Emily Eavis)


To coin a phrase like Alternative Afro-Folk-Rock is pretty difficult – and quite a mouthful, but it seems Mann Friday might have done so.

Hailing from South Africa, Italy and ...wait for it ...Zimbabwe (!), and bound together by a decade on the London rock scene, Mann Friday have forged a triumphant alloy of Brit grit and African optimism.

The self-propelled rockers boast a litany of achievements including five studio albums, near sell-out performances at premiere venues such as The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Forum and Islington Academy – all supported savagely by an army of loyalist fans.

One scalp they haven’t taken though, is a lifelong dream to play at the hallowed Glastonbury Festival. Their new single Say Yeah!, out January 15th 2015 is a stirring call to action and the accompanying video an explosive appeal to Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis to book the band at this year’s festival.

Say Yeah! is the perfect combination of rock and folk that is full of energy. It’s a blinder, combining percussion and guitar riffs into a richly layered mid-tempo melody that features a folk friendly drumbeat and rock undertones. The key is the vocal line, and not just melodically.

Let’s hope Emily Eavis jumps on board too, expect to see, hear and read a lot of buzz around Mann Friday in the coming weeks from NME to Uncut Magazine, amongst others. C’mon, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.
See you at Glastonbury then. @mannfriday

Skribent: Rasmus Lindgren
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