In his first debut for Warp Records, South Londoner Wu-Lu’s riveting new album Loggerhead contains post-genre war dubs bookend with an afro-punk energy that speak directly to these precarious times. The twelve profound tracks from the producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist are made of depth-charged post-punk, thrashed-up skate-park screamo, and gauzy hip hop.
With songs themed around gentrification, street violence, Brixton and coming-of-age, it’s laced with pedal-driven ethereal guitars, drill-influenced drums and a bass that warp around the listener; it’s daring, claustrophobic and intimate the same time. The album features performances from black midi’s Morgan Simpson, Léa Sen, Mica Levi, Lex Amor, and Raven Bush.
Check out the video to “Scrambled Tricks” here.