With their debut album ‘Portraits’ on the horizon, Maribou State (UK) have unveiled a brand new single “The Clown” – a supremely catchy piano-laden jaunt featuring vocals by their good friend Pedestrian. ‘Portraits’ drops Friday, May 29 through Counter Records via Inertia.

“The Clown” exemplifies the sort of rare but precious sonic harmony that has made their name so far: equal parts emotive instrumentation and sturdy rhythms, stark soundscapes and rich textures.

Listen to “The Clown” here

“The Clown” took it’s first steps overnight, premiering exclusively on THUMP, who dubbed the tune “Perfect for rainy mornings and moody late nights, it buries a quietly euphoric piano line under the kind of dusty percussion and watercolour vocals”

Far from your typical laptop-reliant producers; Chris Davis and Liam Ivory a.k.a Maribou State are mindful to incorporate live musicianship and songcraft that imbue a soulfulness and character into their sound. As a result, they’ve already caught the attention of radio heavyweights such as Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Gilles Peterson and blazed a trail at festivals across Europe including Glastonbury, Warehouse Project and Bestival alongside John Talabot, Lxury and Jamie xx.


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