TUNE Souki - Miura
“Spell binding debut” – So Young Magazine
“Souki push boundaries” The Line Of Best Fit
“Probably my favourite track of the week” Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music)
“A very, very good Single” Gigwise
Souki are a 5-piece band who formed in a shed in Coventry in 2019.
They booked a headline show with no prior material written, and over the course of two months, wrote and rehearsed a 45 minute set which they played to a near sold out Sunflower Lounge.
Debut single ‘Miura’ was released April 22nd 2020 via Permanent Creeps Records to immediate acclaim.
‘Miura’ deals with two parallel narratives, first of a man obsessed with the end of the world, and the second, the story of Miles Davis’ 1972 car crash. The first narrative was inspired by a documentary on ‘Preppers’: the survivalists who are convinced of the immediacy of the apocalypse, and dedicate their lives to preparation for doomsday. In ‘Miura’ the prepper takes all these steps to prepare for the end of the world, only to be killed by the stress. The second part of the song shifts into an account of Miles Davis’ 1972 car crash, when his coke-filled Lamborghini Miura veered off the highway and he broke both his legs. The crash had a huge significance on the musician’s life and marked a significant shift in his output, with albums ‘The Big Fun’ and ‘Get up with it’ recorded in the years following the crash. The separate narratives are joined by a reflection on T.S Eliot’s the ‘Hollow Men’, as a central inspiration to the song.
Throughout the rest of 2019, the band played regular shows in and around Birmingham, notably at the O2 Academy, finishing off the year at Christmas with blowout festival Soukifest - a stacked bill of themselves, Diet Heroin, Myles Newman, Treeboy & Arc, Wych Elm, Ugly, Glows and Lynks Afrikka.
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