Ibibio Sound Machine unveil new single '17 18 19'

With their highly-anticipated new album now just a few weeks away, Ibibio Sound Machine have unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single '17 18 19' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Protection From Evil', 'All That You Want' and the record's title-track in previewing their new LP 'Electricity', which is out on the 25th March via Merge Records.

Speaking about the new offering, the band said, "This is more of a traditional style Ibibio Sound Machine track which came out of a studio jam we had. Eno’s vocal is based around a Nigerian playground chant that seemed to fit perfectly with the playful sound of the instrumental. The lyrics are rhetorically questioning the seemingly meaningless words that come out of the mouths of people, with reference to certain world events of the day. We reworked the drum track with Hot Chip, taking it down more of a post-punk route with a bit of a nod to Tom Tom Club."

Have a listen to '17 18 19' in the player below.

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