- 12 Feb 18
Art-pop maverick on top form.
Now on her fourth album, Merrill Garbus, AKA Tune-Yards, continues to be one of the most compelling artists currently at work in the US underground. As well as her familiar art-pop and electronica influences, Garbus also incorporates world music elements on I Can Feel You Creep... with Haitian and Kenyan grooves to the fore.
It all makes for a wonderfully imaginative sonic brew, with tracks like ‘Coast To Coast’, ‘Now As Then’ and ‘Hammer’ boasting irresistible flair. On the lyrical front, meanwhile, Garbus addresses current political upheavals in the US, with ‘Colonizer’ , for example, a self-excoriating take on white privilege. Always a tremendous live act as well, Tune-Yards should win plenty of new converts when she showcases the material from I Can Feel You Creep... at the festivals this summer.