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Maribou State

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23, Aug 18 Doncaster
Lost Village Festival 2018, Norton Disney,
UK
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12, Sep 18 London
Rough Trade East,
UK
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14, Sep 18 Lisbon
Nova Batida 2018, Lx Factory,
Portugal
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04, Oct 18 Denpasar
Wake Up Call Festival 2018, W Hotel,
Indonesia
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10, Oct 18 Liverpool
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool,
UK
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11, Oct 18 Nottingham
Rescue Rooms,
UK
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12, Oct 18 Leeds
Brudenell Social Club,
UK
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13, Oct 18 Glasgow
The Art School,
UK
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16, Oct 18 Oxford
O2 Academy 2 Oxford,
UK
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17, Oct 18 Brighton
Concorde 2,
UK
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18, Oct 18 London
Roundhouse,
UK
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14, Nov 18 Amsterdam
Zonnehuis,
Netherlands
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15, Nov 18 Paris
Badaboum,
France
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16, Nov 18 Luxembourg
Sonic Visions Festival 2018, Sonic Visions,
Luxembourg
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17, Nov 18 Berlin
Säälchen,
Germany
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Maribou State announce their new album “Kingdoms In Colour”, via Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint, their first full-length since 2015’s breakthrough debut album “Portraits”. The record features new single ‘Feel Good’ - a collaboration born of their friendship with Houston-based trio Khruangbin and a shared love of breakbeats, vintage surf riffs and a common desire to explore worldwide music cultures....

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Maribou State announce their new album “Kingdoms In Colour”, via Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint, their first full-length since 2015’s breakthrough debut album “Portraits”. The record features new single ‘Feel Good’ - a collaboration born of their friendship with Houston-based trio Khruangbin and a shared love of breakbeats, vintage surf riffs and a common desire to explore worldwide music cultures. "Sometimes a chance meeting plants the seed for something bigger,” say Khruangbin. “Such was the case when we met Maribou State at KOKO a couple of years ago. We are very happy to be involved in this project. And we ‘feel good’ already.”

The band continue their long standing relationship with Holly Walker who has previously vocalled fan favourites such as ‘Midas’, ‘Steal’ and ‘Tongue’. Also featured on the record is recent single ‘Turnmills’ - named after the legendary London club which closed its doors in 2008 - the release was accompanied by a sold-out ‘all-night’ DJ set at Corsica Studios raising money and awareness for the The Night Time Industries Association's #SaveNightlife campaign to protect the UK’s most vulnerable music venues from closure.

Beginning life in 2011 as a project between Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, Maribou State had released a string of EP’s and singles before the arrival of debut album “Portraits” propelled them to the world stage. Spawning a live show that took them around the globe and included standout festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, a headline slot at Secret Garden party; a 32-date European tour with two sold-out London shows including the legendary KOKO; plus dates throughout Asia, Australia and America. They received radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Gilles Peterson, addition to the BBC 6 Music A-list, a 5-show BBC Radio 1 Residency, a slot on the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and performed a session Live from Maida Vale. Critical support came from the likes of The Guardian, I-D magazine and Vogue, with the album amassing over 80 million streams to date and drawing comparisons to acts such as The XX, James Blake & Mount Kimbie, as well earning them plaudits from the likes of DJ Koze and Bonobo.

This incredible success that followed the release of “Portraits” took Chris and Liam quite by surprise, “It was like Christmas every day” laughs Liam, “stuff like doing a show in Bangalore and having a crowd come and see us who knew the music and would sing all the words. It was an incredible experience”.

After more than a year of touring they returned to the UK to begin work on new material, but relocating their studio from The Shack - their home-built studio at the back of Liam’s garden in Hertfordshire - to a new base in London found them struggling to find their creative flow. The solution was to start looking outward and back over their journey of the past two years. They began making regular excursions out of the city, setting up a temporary studio space for weeks at a time, they started to piece together a “sonic collage” - drawing on ideas that were written while touring in places like India, and on field recordings from Asia, Australia, Morocco, America and beyond - the result of which is the stunning "Kingdoms In Colour”.

“The first album felt quite insular for us” says Chris, "not just in sound, but literally that it was all written in The Shack. We always had a bigger idea of what we wanted it to be, we wanted to create something that was palpable, that could in some way transport you to another country or another place entirely in your mind”. “The idea with Maribou State was always to draw on influences from different parts of the world” continues Liam "by traveling, sampling, recording, we wanted to create this all encompassing thing. Which is what this second record has ended up being for us”. 

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Forthcoming Events

23, Aug 18 Doncaster
Lost Village Festival 2018, Norton Disney
UK TICKETS
12, Sep 18 London
Rough Trade East
UK TICKETS
14, Sep 18 Lisbon
Nova Batida 2018, Lx Factory
Portugal TICKETS
04, Oct 18 Denpasar
Wake Up Call Festival 2018, W Hotel
Indonesia TICKETS
10, Oct 18 Liverpool
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
UK TICKETS
11, Oct 18 Nottingham
Rescue Rooms
UK TICKETS
12, Oct 18 Leeds
Brudenell Social Club
UK TICKETS
13, Oct 18 Glasgow
The Art School
UK TICKETS
16, Oct 18 Oxford
O2 Academy 2 Oxford
UK TICKETS
17, Oct 18 Brighton
Concorde 2
UK TICKETS
18, Oct 18 London
Roundhouse
UK TICKETS
14, Nov 18 Amsterdam
Zonnehuis
Netherlands TICKETS
15, Nov 18 Paris
Badaboum
France TICKETS
16, Nov 18 Luxembourg
Sonic Visions Festival 2018, Sonic Visions
Luxembourg TICKETS
17, Nov 18 Berlin
Säälchen
Germany TICKETS