Sons of Kemet

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Tom Skinner on the Smile, Sons of Kemet and going solo: ‘It gives me a blank slate to explore’
The Sons of Kemet drummer explains how he’s keeping his cool while launching his debut record, working with Jonny and Thom from Radiohead – and preparing for the birth of his second child

Ammar Kalia

08, Nov, 2022 @8:54 AM

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Theon Cross review – more oomph than oompah from jazz-tuba champion
Backed by a highly capable band, the Sons of Kemet star seems to have gills as he generates astonishing beats, textures and melodies with his instrument

Jenessa Williams

26, Jan, 2022 @11:16 AM

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The Guide #16: how the streaming revolution is hurting TV’s golden age
In this week’s newsletter: shows like Pen15 aren’t sticking around for long – and it is hard not to feel a pang of regret for the TV we’ve lost

Gwilym Mumford

07, Jan, 2022 @11:54 AM

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future review – an eloquent dance between anger and joy
Shabaka Hutchings and co’s urgent fourth album lifts the spirits and feeds the soul

Kitty Empire

15, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Sons of Kemet review – blown away by a fiery black history lesson
The Mercury prize-shortlisted London jazz quartet salute women of colour and attack the monarchy on the dazzling first date of their UK tour

Kitty Empire

28, Oct, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sons of Kemet: Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do review – hooky horns and rapturous drumming
Forward-thinking London jazzers Sons of Kemet sound even more powerful and unpredictable on their new album

John Fordham

08, Oct, 2015 @5:00 PM

Sons of Kemet: Burn – review
Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner's collective percussion sound feels like it's galloping into your house, but manages reflective moments, too, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

12, Sep, 2013 @10:30 PM

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Sons of Kemet – review

The band of sax/clarinet, tuba and two drummers balance originality and communality with a rare panache, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

04, Sep, 2013 @12:10 PM

Sons of Kemet/Trevor Watts – review
The rhythmically attuned Sons of Kemet are already a contender for the best of 2012 lists, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

06, Jan, 2012 @5:04 PM

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