From 1970s krautrock pioneers Can, through Italian songwriter Lucio Battisti, to African polyrhythms and Latin American folk, Cairobi's influences are far-reaching but their inventive psychedelia sounds enigmatically placeless, as if it was drawn out of an uncharted desert's sands.
Their curious cocktail of tropical-pop and gauzy grunge-gaze comes from the four-piece's Italian, Mexican and French backgrounds sprinkled with an intriguing melancholy. For lead singer Giorgio Poti, this was the sense of disconnection he felt when he moved from London to Berlin and finding a way through the violent migraines he suffered at that time.
Cairobi's resulting debut album will feature the hypnotically lush single Lupo, with its exotic grooves and synth-dappled psychedelic haziness that they'll bring to Birthdays.
Presented by Kanada.
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