Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Watch :: Strong Asian Mothers share 'Stay Down' video, feat. 50 piece choir
Words: Ellie Ward
London's Strong Asian Mothers have shared a new track - 'Stay Down' - via the medium of a live session performance - complete with the help of the 50-strong Some Voices choir.
'Stay Down' is the third track to be taken from the band’s 'Lynx Africa' EP, which was released last Friday.
Speaking on their decision behind opting for a live video to share the track, the band said: "On record we use a variety of synths, live samples, live instruments and electronic and acoustic drums. But one third of us happens to be the greatest drummer alive and so our live set up is distinctly different to our record. We have Josh on a full drum kit playing a variety of samples alongside his real kit for the extra explosive percussive element. We have also created a live show and chosen certain instruments and roles in order to create a show where every single member is seen as an irreplaceable "front man" in their own right. We felt that this was something really important to convey. So with all this in mind and with the small budget we had, we decide to do a live session. But not any session, a live session Strong Asian Mothers style."
Fresh from their appearance at The Great Escape, the band play their first London headline show this Thursday, May 26, at the Sebright Arms.