Released on June 29, it’s a blend of Islandman’s exploration of traditional Turkish folk music rhythms with more of a flamenco twist. ‘Amarnos Ahora’ means ‘love us now’ in Spanish; the track also features percussion work by the recently deceased Bongo Entp., aka Jacob Andersen.
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‘Amarnos Ahora’ is taken from Islandman’s upcoming third album ‘Godless Ceremony’, which will be released via Danish label Music for Dreams on September 10.
Islandman are led by Tolga Böyük, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who performs alongside Eralp Güven on percussion and Erdem Başer on guitars. They have recently done livestream performances for the London Jazz Festival and Boiler Room from Istanbul.
Alongside the new album ‘Godless Ceremony’, Islandman have also announced a nine-date UK tour taking place in November.
Listen to ‘Amarnos Ahora’ and find details of Islandman’s UK tour below.
UK Tour Dates (November 2021)
5-11 - The Crescent - York
6-11 - Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham
7-11 - Future Yard - Birkenhead
8-11 - Yes (Basement) - Manchester
9-11 - Headrow House - Leeds
10-11 - Jazz Cafe - London
12-11 - The Cornish Bank - Falmouth
13-11 - The Jam Jar - Bristol
14-11 - O2 Academy - Oxford
Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter