NEWS: Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving out now
Sarathy Korwar - More Arriving out now
Published 26 July 2019 by DM

Sarathy Korwar’s second studio album, More Arriving, is out now. In Sarathy’s words this is “a modern brown record”. This is not necessarily a record of unity; it’s an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in an increasingly divided Britain. Incorporating rappers from Mumbai and New Delhi with spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz instrumentation, this is a record born of confrontation; one for our confrontational times.

It all began with the title: "More Arriving comes from the scaremongering around Brexit,” Korwar says. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek play on the fact that there are more people coming and you’ll have to deal with it!” The fact it lands two days after Boris finds himself in Number 10, and a week after Trump told four congresswomen to “go back” home would be impressive if it weren’t so depressing.

One thing is clear, it is a record that becomes more pertinent by the day. It taps into an anger, fear and frustration, while also celebrating South Asian culture and challenging stereotypes. We’re proud to be a part of this album. It deserves to be heard far and wide. But don’t just take our word for it…

“Rare talent… his rhythmically intense, entrancing vision adds a whole new spin to the Indo-jazz continuum”
★★★★★ MOJO

“Absolutely of the moment: a psychedelic, electronic, jazzy odyssey that deals with issues of racial identity. It’s fabulous”
★★★★ The Guardian

"One of the defining albums of 2019. Sarathy's new album is the most exciting thing I've heard all year – a wild synergy of influences ranging from qawwali music to modern jazz to Mumbai hip-hop and Indian classical. But it’s also a record about what's happening in the UK right now”
Pete Paphides - Needle Mythology podcast

"Superb... An adrenalised, percussion-led, consciousness-raising thrill ride"
Electronic Sound

“It’s a thrilling mix of Indian instrumentation and jazz, featuring several Asian MCs and poets who address themes such as lazy stereotyping and the need to change the East-West narrative. It’s a timely soundtrack to these divisive times”

"Korwar takes in the political and radical history of jazz as a voice of the disenfranchised, and Korwar applies it to the Indian diaspora experience in contemporary Britain”
The Vinyl Factory

We recommend having a read of this excellent interview feature in today's Guardian.

More Arriving is available on black vinyl, limited edition transparent red vinyl and clear vinyl exclusively from Rough Trade as well as CD and digital. Find them all on this handy link. | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Live Dates |
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