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Steam Down - ANNOUNCED

Following their formation in 2017, Steam Down has quickly become regarded as one of the most exciting new bands on London’s music scene; an artist collective whose infectious energy and fiery mix of Afrobeat, jazz and future soul reverberates across the capital. Their incendiary live shows have helped build a fiercely loyal following and their weekly night in Deptford is now a stomping ground for the band’s rapidly growing community, which stretches far beyond the burgeoning UK jazz scene.

Next Friday (November 8th) will see the release of their hugely anticipated, first ever single “Free My Skin”, taken from their forthcoming debut EP to be released in early 2020.

Steam Down is comprised of eight core members including Ahnansé, Naima Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Benjamin Appiah, And Is Phi, Dominic Canning and Wonky Logic as well as a wider community of notable artists and musicians across the UK. Adopting a communal, inclusive approach, which sees the band and
crowd as one, Steam Down has also welcomed an array of high-profile guest acts over the years including the likes of Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia and Kamasi Washington.

2019 has seen the band receive two Jazz FM Awards - The Innovation Award and Live Experience of the Year Award alongside performing a sell-out show at London’s Village Underground and a string of summer UK festival appearances including at Maiden Voyage, We Out Here Festival, Love Supreme and Glastonbury. The band will play their biggest UK headline show to date at the 1500-capacity Electric Brixton on 11th March 2020.

Regulars of Steam Down Weekly will recognise the single as a staple from their residency at Matchstick Pie House, Deptford with Ahnansé’s distinct vocals and a driving rhythm. “Free My Skin is about the release and freeing of feelings that weigh us down from those negative thoughts, anxieties, tensions and stressful emotions which we carry daily due to internal and external pressures, or difficult life circumstances” says Ahnansé. “This single acts as a micro release so for just one moment, you can feel free from everything you have been carrying. This sentiment sums up the essence and soul of Steam Down and what it stands for; a sound, a space, a moment, to feel free in the midst of the chaotic nature of modern life.”

“Free My Skin” will be available on DSPs on 8th November. Steam Down will also feature on BBC 2’s Later… with Jools Holland at 11pm the same day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b2st

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