NEW MUSIC: New Forward-Thinking Sound Machine Influenced By Punk and Soul Release New Single – ‘Nothing to Fear’


NUMBER are a new exciting production duo headed by Ali Friend and Rich Thair – the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic music pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper.

The duo’s new single ‘Nothing to Fear’, released 5th July via Sunday Best Recordings, combines complex percussion, danceable bass lines, fizzing guitar and an unmistakable and bewitching vocal. There’s a youthful enthusiasm to the track, where funk and punk clash with dramatic effect.

Nothing to Fear’ features vocals from Louisa Gerstein and Heloise Tunstall-Behrens from the band Landscapes and next-door neighbours of Ali’s in Hackney. Their distinctive, soulful vocal harmonies bring a pang of 80’s new wave to the track, echoing The Slits and Tina Weymouth. Having already been given the seal of approval by Gilles Peterson, ‘Nothing to Fear’ is another exciting and unique sound from NUMBER who dare to look forward.

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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