Photo credit: Clare Shilland
Praise for Nérija’s Blume:
“a sound that both breathes and bends jazz tradition…one of London’s most exciting new jazz collectives” – JAZZIZ
“rowdy and promsing…thrums with tension while never losing the reggae and funk bits that remind you this is club music at heart” – PITCHFORK
“a lively, danceable album that makes it nearly impossible to sit still when it’s on.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“conveys an undeniably warm spirituality that reflects Nérija’s glowing rapport… an ebullient, opulent sound” – DOWNBEAT
“a group of stellar musicians utilizing their exceptional talent in a display of dazzling interplay and organic, infectious energy” – EARMILK
Nérija are happy to share new single, “Where It Ends And Begins”, following the release of their debut album Blume in August to critical acclaim.
Originally recorded during the Blume sessions, “Where It Ends And Begins” brings a successful 2019 to a close for the London-based septet.
The release of “Where It Ends And Begins” coincides with the band’s debut on UK national TV, performing live on Later… With Jools Holland.
Watch Nérija perform Blume single “Riverfest” live HERE
Following their recently sold out show at London’s Omeara, the band have added a date at London’s Village Underground to their forthcoming European and UK 2020 tour. Upcoming tour dates and tickets can be found here.
Listen to Blume in full HERE
Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.
Nérija are comprised of Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass).
Blume artwork by kwes (watercolor on paper, 2019)