This 9-piece Afro-Funk noise bomb is fast becoming a household name in every European town who claims to know anything about a good party. Their live show can be a truly extraordinary experience for the audience who is ready to let go and surrender to the unstoppable force of the Groove, and people leave feeling they've run a marathon and had a spiritual awakening at the same time. From Europe to Africa, Glastonbury to ‘Felabration’*, they deliver party-music born of their truly global DNA.
The new album Humans, (with artwork by Ben Hito, renowned for his designs for Parliament/Funkadelic), is a collection of anthemic songs with socially conscious lyrics, set to bold brass lines and hypnotic danceable grooves. Humans encapsulates the raw energy generated during LAC’s live performances and combines this with newly evolved songwriting ability and refined musical prowess.
London Afrobeat Collective carry clear and powerful messages through their music, holding the torch for the original Afrobeat musicians and continuing their mission to fight for political and social change. The first single on Humans entitled ‘Power To The Women’ demonstrates this perfectly and sets the high standard of what’s to come.
Now a regular feature at many of the major UK festivals**, as well as festivals and clubs across Europe, they are guaranteed party-starters - any stage, anywhere. Following their album release tour in October and November 2019, the new year will see them hitting the road through the UK and Europe again, bringing the funk to everyone who needs it so badly in these troubling times.
* Nigeria’s annual festival to celebrate the legacy of Fela Kuti – the pinnacle of LAC’s 2015 tour there being a landmark performance at the New Africa Shrine in Lagos State to over 10,000 people.
** Glastonbury, Bestival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Green Man, Standon Calling, Wilderness, Shambala (amongst others).