Fatima, Her Band & Alexander Nut

2014 was a momentous year for Swedish-born, London-based soul singer Fatima.

After some time lending her vocal talents to the music releases of other artists, Fatima got together with some Eglo Records producers and then some more (Floating Points – Theo ParrishComputer JayKnxwledge –  Scoop DeVilleOh NoFlako) to record and release her own debut album Yellow Memories. By the end of the year Fatima’s solo album had the support of the very discerning and great-tasted Gilles Peterson, and was number 10 of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014.

Fatima - Yellow Memories (2014)

Yellow Memories (2014)

If her success in 2014 is any indication and if all is well with the world, 2015 should be even more momentous yet for Fatima.

Fatima started this year on Australian shores showcasing her musical blend of soul/jazz/r&b/funk/electro at Melbourne’s Let Them Eat Cake festival alongside producer, DJ and Eglo Records head Alexander Nut. Next up came their own gig at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth where they were supported by MKO, Vulture St Tape Gang and DJ Gavin Boyd.

Fatima & Alexander Nut live at Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane 2015

Fatima at the Woolly Mammoth

Alexander Nut + Fatima live at Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane 2015

Alexander Nut at the Woolly Mammoth

There I was at the Brisbane show, and there Fatima’s sassy and powerful performance got me on the dance floor and kept me there. I dug Alexander Nut’s chops on the decks during Fatima’s and his own set, for sure. But the talented Ms Fatima, well, she breathed life into every single beat with her gorgeous vocals and diva-like command of the stage.  With a full live band with her, the Fatima experience would be a super-special one.

Fatima and Alexander Nut live Brisbane 2015

Check out these videos of the tracks ‘Biggest Joke of All’ from Yellow Memories (2014) + ‘Family’ from 2013.

You can buy Yellow Memories (on vinyl too) through Eglo Records or at your good, local, struggling 🙁  independent record store.

May 2015 be a momentous one for Fatima, her band, Alexander Nut and Eglo Records.

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