Manchester based Gondwana Records presents Mammal Hands at the city’s Royal Northern College of Music just days after the release of their new EP.

Mammal Hands (Nick Smart on keyboards, Jesse Barrett on drums and table, and Jordan Smart on saxophones) will be performing music from the EP, Becoming.  They will also be performing material from their recent album Shadow Work and excellent back catalogue.

The jazz-folk pioneers are driven by their unique drum, piano and saxophone line-up.  The group draws on influences as varied as Sufi trance and West African music to folk music, contemporary classical, spiritual jazz and electronica.  They have become a decidedly distinctive proposition.  Their powerful live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe; whilst critics have likened them to the likes of GoGo Penguin and Portico Quartet.

They are joined by label mates, Belgian five-piece, Stuff who bring their deep cross-genre groove.  Pulling in hip-hop, electronica and jazz influced funk, they have continually defied categorisation.

In addition, Gondwana Records label founder will perform a DJ set.

When do Mammal Hands perform at the RNCM?

Mammal Hands perform at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music on 8 November 2018.

image of Mammal Hands courtesy Didier Peron