TUNE Kakkmaddafakka (KMF) - Naked Blue
February 1 impact (Bergen Mafia Records)
“Naked Blue” is the dream-laden first offering lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album, and it notably sees Kakkmaddafakka evolve with an admirable progression in songwriting maturity. Meticulously layered instrumentation rests against a carefree steady beat, as the vocals of front man Axel Vindenes soar fluently. It’s a much fuller, more natural sound than previous efforts: a shift in direction that should play out favourably with its accessibility. The band play in London at Nells Jazz and Blues on Jan 28.