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Dutty Moonshine Big Band are out on tour now

Dutty Moonshine Big Band are taking their new material out on the road for an extensive run of UK shows. 2019 witnessed the biggest and baddest festival season for the 14-piece onslaught

DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND are officially back in business, and bring you news of a brand new album, a BIG new tour, and a bouncing new single…

‘City of Sin’, will be the second album from this 12-piece musical force of nature, and will be hitting the shelves on 17 April 2020 (via Universal Music Group). Hinting at what to expect from the new record, the band are proud to release the video for their powerful new single taken from it: ‘Fever’.

Chiming with International Women’s Day this week, ‘Fever’ sees the band sending a poignant message of resilience and unity to women everywhere. Written and delivered by DMBB frontwoman Maria Laveau, the track finds the singer using her astonishing voice to speak-up for all the women out there who have had to deal with cases of sexual harassment whilst on a night out. Co-written with electronic duet Crash Party, ‘Fever’ infuses an intriguing mix of disparate styles and genres, from Gypsy Jazz to Hip Hop, with results that sound utterly infectious, yet are loaded with lambasting lyrical sting.

Blending brass, keys, drums, digital hardware and vocalists, Dutty Moonshine Big Band are renowned for their ability to create explosive bass music that is inspired-by the classic big band sound of days gone by. There’s no band in the entire world quite like these guys! On their sophomore album, ‘City Of Sin’, the outlaw outfit hone their craft and deliver 11 tracks designed to take the listener on a uniquely multi-genre, bass-heavy, dancefloor-destroying journey. Rifling through an eclectic array of sounds and genres, all tracks are commanded by startling and accomplished performances from chief vocalists and conceptual narrators Maria Laveau and Hypeman Sage. Picking up where their debut album left-off, ‘City Of Sin’ continues the band’s semi-fictional narrative. Telling the tale of a gang of 1930s moonshine bootleggers as they make their way to the top of the gangster food-chain, there’s plenty more twists and turns afoot here. Through tracks such as euphoric album opener ‘Big Band Fam’, the cryptic 7-minute love song ‘Tommy & Loretta’, the South America-inspired ‘Fiança’ (based on the 150 Funk/Baile sound and featuring specialist Portuguese vocalist, Chininha), to the grime-indebted ’The Arrest’, and the Afro-pop twisted ‘Locked Up’; the Dutty Moonshine Big Band unfurl a parodical story loosely-based on the band’s own beginnings, and beyond your wildest dreams. The album is released on 17th April 2020.

Dutty Moonshine Big Band are taking their new material out on the road for an extensive run of UK shows. 2019 witnessed the biggest and baddest festival season for the 14-piece onslaught and saw them conquer stages at the likes of Wilderness, Beatherder, Glastonbury and Valleyfest with a unique take on 1920’s jazz that has been fused together with future sounds from the bass music underground and fronted by two of the UK’s best MC’s, Maria Laveau and Hyperman Sage. Raring to hit the road again in 2020, the band will be flaunting a brand new stage show and bags upon bags of new and unheard bass driven treats for what will be their first headline tour of the UK since 2018.

Playing 20-dates across March and April, catch the Dutty Moonshine Big Band at a city near you:

DUTTY MOONSHINE BIG BAND – UK TOUR DATES

MARCH 2020:
06 BIDEFORD, THE PALLADIUM
07 BATH, MOLES
13 MANCHESTER, GORILLA
14 CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
18 EXETER, PHOENIX
19 SOUTHAMPTON, THE JOINERS
20 BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
26 CARDIFF, CLWB IFOR BACH
27 KINGSBRIDGE, PIGS NOSE INN

APRIL 2020:
02 SHEFFIELD, O2 ACADEMY 2
03 EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
04 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2
08 GUILDFORD, BOILEROOM
09 READING, SUB89
10 OXFORD, O2 ACADEMY
11 BIRMINGHAM, O2 INSTITUTE 2
17 CAMBRIDGE, THE PORTLAND ARMS
18 NORTHAMPTON, THE ROADMENDER
23 LONDON, THE GARAGE
24 BRISTOL, SWX

Tickets are on general sale now via www.duttymoonshine.com