TUNE Skinny Pelembe - I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner
Skinny Pelembe returns with a punchy new track ‘I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner’, after the success of his debut release for Brownswood “Spit / Swallow”. Drawing out new shades of his offbeat hip-hop-influenced, psychedelically-minded vision, it features low-key South East London legends Hejira. Hejira’s lead singer Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne perfectly complements Skinny’s vocals for the track’s hooky harmonies.
The song reflects the surroundings in which it was made: the synth sounds were sampled from sirens outside the Peckham studio where they recorded. And as Skinny recalls, it was hearing Rahel’s track with Eric Lau, ‘I’m Fine’, on one of the Brownswood Bubblers compilations, which first put him onto Gilles Peterson’s label. It sparked a longtime affinity to its output, and it makes for a neat turn of events to have them collaborate on this new track. “It's come nicely full circle,” he says.
The singer-guitarist-producer, born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, signed to Brownswood earlier this year and debuted with the ‘Spit / Swallow’ single in March. It’s seen support from Dazed, The Quietus and Huck. He’s been invited as a guest onto Jamz Supernova on Radio 1xtra, as well as Tom Ravenscroft and Lauren Laverne on 6 Music. He recently featured as one of the guests chosen for 6 Music’s showcase at The Great Escape. The single release will be followed by Skinny’s maiden UK Tour in September.
18th September, Glasgow, Hug and Pint
19th September, Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
21st September, Leeds, Headrow House
22nd September, Sheffield, The Harley
26th September, Brighton, Green Door Store
27th September, London, Corsica Studios
28th September, Bristol, Crofters Rights
29th September, Cardiff, Gwdihw
4th October, York, The Crescent