Uyai by Ibibio Sound Machine


Uyai by Ibibio Sound Machine. To be released by Merge Records on the 17th of February 2017. Purchase the album in store or online now from the LP Cafe.

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Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro. Since their self-titled debut in 2014, the band has forged a reputation as a high-energy live act appearing on stages such as Later with Jools Holland, Glastonbury, Roskilde, and the BBC 6 Music Festival, as well as at iconic venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of Lauren Laverne’s “Wonder Women” series.

The album title Uyai (pronounced ‘you eye’) means “beauty” in Ibibio language and refers to the strength and free spirit of women in general and in particular, the courage of the women in lead singer Eno Williams’ family, to whom she often refers in her writing.. “The songs are based more around themes of empowerment, freedom, and the liberation of dance for women, and people in general.”



1.Give Me a Reason
2. The Chant (Iquo Isang)
3. One That Lights Up, (Andi Domo Ikang Uwem Mi)
4. The Pot Is On Fire
5. Quiet
6. Joy (Idaresit)
7. Power of 3
8. Lullaby
9. Guide You (Edu Kpeme)
10. Sunray (Eyio)
11. Cry (Eyed)