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Approved: Lilacs & Champagne

By | Published on Monday 26 January 2015

Lilacs & Champagne

Originally featured in this column way back in 2012, now is the perfect time for Lilacs & Champagne to have an approval refresher, because their new album, ‘Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh’, is out in March and it is phenomenal.

Taking their now tried and tested formula, and applying it with more dexterity than ever before, they build tracks out of samples from a vast array of obscure sources. Forgotten film soundtracks, Eastern European private press psych records, fuzzy recordings of radio broadcasts and chopped up library tapes go together to make dreamy instrumental hip hop.

The band will be in the UK for three shows next month, at Birthdays in London on 7 Feb, The Deaf Institute in Manchester on 8 Feb and Birmingham’s Oobleck on 9 Feb. ‘Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh’ will then be released through Temporary Residence on 17 Mar.

Here’s opening track ‘Roses & Kisses’.