Yesterday we featured one soulful songstress who you’ll be able to find at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton (Lulu James) and today we featuring another. And guess what? She’s rather good indeed. Her name is Moko, take note of that. Not to be confused with Brian Molko of Placebo or with Moloko, probably most famous for their disco hit Sing It Back, often thought of as being called Bring It Back.
Although Moko does bring it back; to the early 90’s to be precise. That period is painted all over the rather fantastic Freeze, the song paying a huge amount of homage to Massive Attack and their classic debut album Blue Lines. You can hear the same brooding soulful melody, gentle chords and (as the song progresses) reach for the sky beats as the Bristolian legends used to purvey. Add to that the equally perfect Summon The Strength and we’re already stamping ‘big things will happen’ on this 21 year old from the New Cross area of London, as bloggers like to do.
Besides the Great Escape, where Moko plays at seafront club Coalition on the Saturday night, she has two other confirmed dates on May 2nd at XOYO, Shoreditch, London and May 3rd at the Green Door Store also in Brighton.
Moko - Freeze
Moko - Summon The Strength (Video)